Cardiac tamponade due to Nocardia asteroides

T. L. Clenney, M. D. Hammond, P. P. McKeown, D. A. Holt, P. M. Wallach

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Pericarditis with hemodynamic compromise is a rare manifestation of infection with Nocardia asteroides. To our knowledge, only six cases have been reported previously. In contrast to other cases of pericardial disease due to Nocardia, culture of the pericardial fluid in our case was negative while culture of pericardial tissue led to the diagnosis. Surgical intervention and appropriate antibiotic therapy are essential in the treatment of Nocardia pericarditis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-642
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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