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Management of Pyopericarditis in Five Zambian Children, by L.
Munkonge, Zambia Journal of Science & Technology, Vol.9, no.1, September 1991,
Pyopericarditis is a rare surgical condition. Five patients were seen over a
period of ten years. An aggressive surgical approach was mandatory in order to
get continuous adequate drainage from the most dependent part of the
pericardium. In all patients the aetiology was due to pyogenic bacterial
invasion, probably due to immune suppression associated with previous exposure
to pulmonary tuberculosis. Two patients died while the surviving three were
further subjected to anterior pericardiectomy.
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