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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 189-191

A disastrous omen – Candidal pyo pneumopericardium


1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Division of Critical Care Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Darpanarayan Hazra
Department of Emergency Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_335_20

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Pyo-pneumopericardium or purulent pericarditis is a rare medical entity associated with high mortality. We hereby report a rare case of a 25-years old lady with pyo-pneumopericardium, aspirated pus culture from the pericardial cavity of which grew yeast (Candida species) like organism. This patient underwent a pericardiocentesis and was initiated on generic antibiotic treatment. However, despite the best possible medical management, she succumbed to her illness. This is a rare case report from India and an addition to the already available literature.


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