Metastatic complications of pericarditis and cardiac tamponade as a result of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia developing during antimicrobial therapy

Hsin I. Shih, Chi Jung Wu, Chia Yu Chi, Hsin Chun Lee, Tsai Ling Yang Lauderdale, Yu Tzu Lin, Chia Chun Lin, Nan Yao Lee, Chia Ming Chang, Wen Chien Ko

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Abstract

Acute bacterial pericarditis is a rare but devastating complication of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). We herein describe the case of a previously healthy 81-year-old woman with SAB complicated by pericarditis that evolved into cardiac tamponade despite the administration of optimal antimicrobial therapy for 11 days. Three adhesion factor genes, fnbA, clfA and clfB, were identified in the causative isolate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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