Haemophilus influenzae serotype f purulent pericarditis: a cause of death in a child with Down syndrome

Janis M. Taube, Grover M. Hutchins, Karen C. Carroll, Luca A. Vricella, Janet Scheel, Marc K. Halushka

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Abstract

Purulent pericarditis is a cardiac emergency that can be difficult to diagnose and can be rapidly fatal. We report the case of a child with Down syndrome and recent atrial and ventricular septal defect repair who died from Haemophilus influenzae serotype f pericarditis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Down syndrome
  • Haemophilus influenzae serotype f
  • Purulent pericarditis

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