Pericarditis as a complication of meningococcal infection.

Ana P Simões, Rui Anjos, A Aidos, Ana S Neto, Fernando T Noronha, José M Palminha


We describe a case of a three year old male who presents with meningococcal meningitis. The initial evolution was unremarkable but subsequently he developed pericarditis. The pericardial fluid had features of exudate but it was sterile. The response to antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication was excellent.

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