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Cardiol Young. 2013 Feb;23(1):146-8. doi: 10.1017/S1047951112000637. Epub 2012 Apr 19.

Streptococcus pneumoniae purulent pericarditis in a neonate.

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  • 1Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY 10029, USA.


Purulent bacterial pericarditis is an uncommon infection that manifests during childhood, and in the post-antibiotic era Streptococcus pneumoniae is an unusual cause.We report a case of purulent bacterial pericarditis in a neonate caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 7F. Although cases of bacterial pericarditis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae as a causative agent have been reported, their combination in a neonate is unique and this is, to our knowledge, the first case of this combination in the newborn period.

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