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April 1989

Staphylococcal PericarditisAn Atypical Presentation

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Arch Intern Med. 1989;149(4):953-954. doi:10.1001/archinte.1989.00390040147034

• Purulent pericarditis is typically an acute and often catastrophic Illness. The case presented herein has unusual manifestations of pericarditis caused by Staphylococcus aureus. The clinical course was indolent and prolonged, and unlike the usual case, no primary source could be found.

(Arch Intern Med 1989;149:953-954)