Purulent Pericarditis

  • Sabine Enenkel
  • Wolfgang Stille


In comparison with the decline in incidence of infective pericarditis observed in developed countries during the past decades, both purulent and tuberculous pericarditis are far more common in developing countries. The overall incidence is, however, low. Infective pericarditis accounted for less than 1% of total pediatric hospital admissions in one series [4].


Streptococcus Pneumoniae Septic Arthritis Cardiac Tamponade Constrictive Pericarditis Neisseria Meningitidis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Enenkel
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Stille
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity Hospital, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany

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