Acute haemorrhagic pericarditis: an unusual presentation of Chlamydophila pneumoniae pneumonia infection.
Acute haemorrhagic pericarditis: an unusual presentation of Chlamydophila pneumoniae pneumonia infection. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2020 Feb 13;:1-4 Authors: Oztek Celebi FZ, Fettah A, Yesil S, Yoldas T, Tanir G, Akcaboy M, Senel S Abstract Chlamydophila pneumoniae, a common cause of respiratory tract infections, rarely leads to serious conditions. A 13-year-old boy with serologically confirmed C. pneumoniae infection presented with pneumonia complicated by pericardial and bilateral pleural effusions. He had a large haemorrhagic pericardial effusion from which 1000 ml of fluid was aspirated over 10 days and a right haemorrhagic pleural effusion which required a chest drain and the removal of 700 ml over 5 days. The addition of clarithromycin to ceftriaxone appeared to enhance recovery. As far as we are aware, this is the first report in the English literature of massive haemorrhagic pericardial and pleural effusions in children owing to C. pneumoniae infection. PMID: 32052706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Autoimmunity ReviewsAuthor(s): Dennis McGonagle, Kassem Sharif, Anthony O'Regan, Charlie Bridgewood
Abstract Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) occurs in immunocompromised hosts and is classified as PJP with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (HIV-PJP) and PJP without HIV infection (non-HIV PJP). Non-HIV PJP rapidly progresses to respiratory failure compared with HIV-PJP possibly due to the difference in immune conditions; namely, the prognosis of non-HIV PJP is worse than that of HIV PJP. However, the diagnosis of non-HIV PJP at the early stage is difficult. Herein, we report a case of severe non-HIV PJP successfully managed with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-V ECMO). A 54-yea...
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