Cardiac tamponade due to group a streptococcal pericarditis in a 10-month-old boy and a review of the literature
Matthew C. Schwartz, Matthew J. Gillespie, Paul Stephens, Brian Fisher
DOI: 10.4236/ojped.2011.14020   PDF    HTML     5,439 Downloads   8,441 Views   Citations


Group A streptococcus (GAS) is a rare cause of purulent pericarditis in pediatric patients as only 7 cases have been reported. We present a 10-month-old boy who developed cardiac tamponade from GAS and was successfully treated with subxiphoid tube drainage and 4 weeks of antibiotics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Schwartz, M. , Gillespie, M. , Stephens, P. and Fisher, B. (2011) Cardiac tamponade due to group a streptococcal pericarditis in a 10-month-old boy and a review of the literature. Open Journal of Pediatrics, 1, 87-89. doi: 10.4236/ojped.2011.14020.

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