Candida pericarditis: A rare case report

S. Malhotra, S. Shweta, N.J.K. Bhatia, S. Suruchi, C. Hans

Abstract


Fungal pericarditis is a rare entity especially in an immune competent host. Here we report a rare case of Candida albicans causing pericarditis in a 4 year old immune competent child. She presented with high grade fever and difficult breathing. The diagnosis was made by X ray Chest and confirmed by microbiological investigations on the drained pus material. The patient did not respond to surgical intervention and antimicrobial therapy and succumbed to her illness. 


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