Purulent Pericarditis Caused by Streptococcus Milleri Strains; the Gained Experience from Nine Reported Cases

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Ilias A. Kouerinis 1 , * , Govind Chetty 1 , George Lazaros 2 , Grigorios Karagkiouzis 2 , Ioannis Karathanasis 2 , Charilaos Kantsos 2 , George Georgiopoulos 2 , Graham Cooper 1

1 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, United Kingdom

2 First Department of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece

How to Cite: Kouerinis I A , Chetty G, Lazaros G, Karagkiouzis G, Karathanasis I, et al. Purulent Pericarditis Caused by Streptococcus Milleri Strains; the Gained Experience from Nine Reported Cases, Int Cardio Res J. 2017 ; 9(4):e10967. doi: 10.17795/icrj-9(4)243.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Cardiovascular Research Journal: 9 (4); e10967
Published Online: December 31, 2015
Article Type: Case Report
Received: September 08, 2014
Revised: October 21, 2014
Accepted: December 16, 2014
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Abstract

 

Bacterial pericarditis caused by Streptococcus Milleri Group (SMG) strains is a particularly exceptional pathology. All the eight previous reported cases were under the care of medical teams and the seven existed reports in medical journals were more or less from this perspective.

Herein, we reported a unique case of a pericardial-cutaneous fistula resulting from a recurrent purulent pericardial effusion caused by SMG strains, which had been treated with open surgical drainage two months before. A thorough review of the surgical treatment options and the results has also been presented.

Keywords

Pericarditis Fistula Pericardial Surgical Complication Antibiotics Streptococcus Milleri

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