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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 85-87

Pyopericardium due to group D streptococcus

1 Department of Microbiology, Vinayaka Mission Medical College, Salem - 636 308, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Vinayaka Mission Medical College, Salem - 636 308, Tamilnadu, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamilnadu, India

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K Karthikeyan
Department of Microbiology, Vinayaka Mission Medical College, Salem - 636 308
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.38870

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Beta-hemolytic Enterococcus faecalis was isolated from the pericardial fluid obtained from a patient with pyopericardium. The patient was immunocompetent and had mild pleural effusion. He was treated with parenteral co-amoxiclav and amikacin, had undewent pericardiectomy with repeated pericardial aspiration, and recovered completely. To our knowledge, this is the first report of pyopericardium due to E. faecalis .


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