A Patient Presented with High Fever and Bloody Pericardial Effusion (Hemorrhagic Pericarditis)

  • Jamal Ahmad Wadi Al Ramahi M.D, FIDSA Office 11, The Medical Center, Jordan Hospital and medical Center 29 Adeeb Wahbeh Street Amman - Jordan 11118
  • Nidal Hamad, MD
  • Hassan Annab, MD Director of the Laboratory Department, Jordan Hospital
  • Karim Al Khalidi, MD Radiology Deprtment, Al Khalidi Hospital
  • Omran Abu Khalaf, MD
  • Mohammad Obaidat, PharmD

Abstract

We report a case of hemorrhagic pericarditis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of the pericardium which is an extremely rare diagnosis. The literature review showed that there were rare cases of tuberculosis-causing hemorrhagic pericarditis, but the diagnosis was made either postmortem or not firmly diagnosed. Our patient was diagnosed as hemorrhagic pericarditis due to M. tuberculosis, he was treated and was discharged.

Published
Feb 23, 2019
How to Cite
WADI AL RAMAHI M.D, FIDSA, Jamal Ahmad et al. A Patient Presented with High Fever and Bloody Pericardial Effusion (Hemorrhagic Pericarditis). The International Arabic Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, feb. 2019. ISSN 2174-9094. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/IAJAA/article/view/2340>. Date accessed: 27 feb. 2021. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/829.
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