Immunmedieret perikarditis hos patient med meningokokmeningitis

Janne Fuglsang Hansen*, Isik Somuncu Johansen

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Abstrakt

Extrameningial manifestations in patients with meningococcal meningitis are rare. One of these manifestations is immune-mediated or purulent pericarditis. We present a case where a patient with meningococcal meningitis developed pericarditis on the 11th day after admission. A pericardial puncture was performed but the pericardial fluid regenerated after two days despite antibiotic treatment. The pericardial fluid showed no bacterial growth and PCR for bacterial DNA was negative. Subsequent steroid treatment proved to be effective, indicating a case of immune-mediated pericarditis.
Bidragets oversatte titelImmune-mediated pericarditis in a patient with meningococcal meningitis
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind175
Udgave nummer14
Sider (fra-til)967-968
Antal sider2
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 2014

Emneord

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningitis, Meningococcal
  • Neisseria meningitidis, Serogroup C
  • Pericarditis
  • Steroids
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult

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