INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.119, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The incidence of purulent pericarditis has declined, however mortality remains high. Few cases so far of cardiac tamponade related with purulent pericarditis which is a rare complication of pneumococcal pneumonia have been published in the literature. We report a case of the development of cardiac tamponade due to pneumococcal pneumonia and emphasize the importance of early recognition, prompt institution of appropriate antibiotic therapy, and early surgical drainage for survival. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.