Acute pericarditis, or inflammation of the pericardial sac, is a clinical condition which can often be attributed to a variety of underlying etiologies, including infection, autoimmune disease, trauma, and malignancy. While viral infections are commonly implicated in the etiology of pericarditis, bacteria known to be associated with pericarditis include staphylococcus species, streptococcal species, tuberculosis, and in children, Haemophilus influenzae.1 Here we present a rare case of pericarditis in an adult male patient which occurred in association with Haemophilus influenzae bacteremia.
Goldberg, MD, Risa and Bell, MD, Harrison
"A Case Presentation of Pericarditis Associated with Haemophilus Influenzae Bacteremia,"
The Medicine Forum: Vol. 24, Article 9.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol24/iss1/9