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Constrictive pericarditis following necrotising pneumococcal pneumonia in an immunocompetent child

  • Putri Yubbu (a1), Jasvinder Kaur (a2) and Johan Aref Jamaluddin (a1)

Abstract

Purulent pericarditis leading to constrictive pericarditis is a rare but serious complication following invasive pneumococcal infection. Early recognition of this complication is crucial to prevent mortality. Here, we report a previously healthy child who developed constrictive pericarditis due to purulent pericarditis following necrotising pneumococcal pneumonia, which is not common in this current antibiotic and pneumococcal vaccine era. The child was successfully treated with pericardiectomy.

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Author for correspondence: P. Yubbu, Department of Pediatric, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, 43400, Malaysia; Tel: +603894726712; Fax: +06389482507; E-mail: putri7237@gmail.com

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Constrictive pericarditis following necrotising pneumococcal pneumonia in an immunocompetent child

  • Putri Yubbu (a1), Jasvinder Kaur (a2) and Johan Aref Jamaluddin (a1)

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