• 1 Department of Paediatric, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
  • 2 Department of Paediatric, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cardiol Young, 2019 Aug;29(8):1101-1103.
PMID: 31239005 DOI: 10.1017/S1047951119001458


Purulent pericarditis leading to constrictive pericarditis is a rare but serious complication following invasive pneumococcal infection. Early recognition of this complication is crucial to prevent mortality. Here, we report a previously healthy child who developed constrictive pericarditis due to purulent pericarditis following necrotising pneumococcal pneumonia, which is not common in this current antibiotic and pneumococcal vaccine era. The child was successfully treated with pericardiectomy.

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