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Disseminated Staphylococcal Disease with Massive Pyopericardium and Severe Myocardial Dysfunction in a Child

Vijay Kumar, Suresh K Angurana, Sanjeev Naganaur, Sachin Mahajan, Akshay Saxena, Sanjay Verma

Keywords : Empyema, Pyopericardium, Staphylococcus aureus

Citation Information : Kumar V, Angurana SK, Naganaur S, Mahajan S, Saxena A, Verma S. Disseminated Staphylococcal Disease with Massive Pyopericardium and Severe Myocardial Dysfunction in a Child. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2022; 56 (3):126-128.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1575

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-10-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


The disseminated staphylococcal disease can lead to massive pyopericardium, cardiac tamponade, and myocardial dysfunction. The management includes prompt initiation of intravenous antibiotics, assessment by echocardiography, and/or computed tomography of the chest, urgent drainage by pericardial catheter, and inotropic support. The surgical intervention may be needed in cases with nonimprovement in clinical status.

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