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Pneumococcal pericarditis successfully treated with catheter drainage and intravenous antibiotics.

Bacterial pericarditis is commonly a disease of children for which the primary treatment is surgical drainage. We report the case of a 19-yr-old patient presenting with pneumococcal pericarditis and tamponade treated successfully with intrapericardial catheter drainage and intravenous antibiotics. The technical aspects are discussed.

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