Patient with Purulent Pericardial Effusion Revealing Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma


avatar Karim Badaoui 1 , * , avatar Mounia El Mourid 1 , avatar Hatim Aminezahidi 1 , avatar Haja Rbendahou 1 , avatar Fatima Ezzahraa Talhi 1 , avatar Halima Anniche 1 , avatar Nacer Drighil 1 , avatar Rachida Habbal 1

Ibn Rochd University Hospital Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco

how to cite: Badaoui K , El Mourid M, Aminezahidi H, Rbendahou H, Ezzahraa Talhi F , et al. Patient with Purulent Pericardial Effusion Revealing Squamous Cell Lung Carcinoma. Int J Cardiovasc Pract. 2020;5(1):e131489.


Bacterial pericarditis is a rapidly progressive infection sown with heavy mortality. It usually occurs as a secondary infection to either a contiguous or hematogenous spread from a distant focus of infection. The primary involvement of the pericardium without evidence of underlying infection disease elsewhere, is sporadic. We present a unique case of a 69 -year-old patient who was diagnosed as having purulent acute bacterial pericarditis caused by Streptococcus pneumonia, revealing an underlying squamous cell lung carcinoma in the cardiology department of IBN ROCHD University hospital of Casablanca.


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