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Rare disease
Suppurative pericarditis complicated by mycotic aneurysm of the pulmonary artery
  1. Rashed Al Banna1,
  2. Aysha Husain2
  1. 1Medical Department, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
  2. 2Internal Medicine Cardiology Unit, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rashed Al Banna, abdullarashed{at}yahoo.com

Summary

Aneurysms of the pulmonary artery are very rare. Here, the authors report the clinical scenario of a middle aged diabetic who presented with suppurative cardiac tamponade that was complicated by mycotic aneurysm of the pulmonary artery. In addition to the clinical presentation, aetiology, diagnostic modalities and therapeutic options are discussed.

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