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November 1988

Purulent Pericarditis Caused by Streptococcus milleri

Author Affiliations

From the First Department of Internal Medicine (Drs Akashi, Tsuda, Itaya, Sawae, Niho, Ishimaru, Nagafuchi, and Hayashi), and the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (Dr Kawachi), Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka,Japan.

Arch Intern Med. 1988;148(11):2446-2447. doi:10.1001/archinte.1988.00380110088018

Streptococcus milleri was isolated in pure culture from the pericardial fluid of a 42-year-old man with pulmonary tuberculosis. Pericardiectomy had to be done to cure the pericarditis.

(Arch Intern Med 1988;148:2446-2447)