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Scand J Infect Dis. 2006;38(2):143-5.

Purulent pericarditis caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C and confirmed through polymerase chain reaction.

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Intensive Care Unit, Emílio Ribas Institute of Infectology, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil. alexandreexu@aol.com

Abstract

We here report the case of a previously healthy 20-y-old male with disseminated meningococcal disease and purulent pericarditis. Polymerase chain reaction was used to identify Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C as the causative agent in the pericardial fluid.

PMID:
16449011
DOI:
10.1080/00365540500279934
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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