bacterial pericarditis

bac·te·ri·al per·i·car·di·tis

pericarditis produced by bacterial infection.
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Bacterial pericarditis requires prompt recognition due to its fulminant and often fatal course.
While idiopathic pericarditis typically is benign and usually resolves with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory therapy, bacterial pericarditis often has a fulminant course, requiring both immediate antibiotic administration and surgical drainage, with mortality approaching 100% if it is not promptly recognized and treated (6).
There are several possible reasons why the clinical recognition of bacterial pericarditis is challenging.

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