Actinomyces meyeri causing tamponade and constrictive pericarditis

Colin Feeney, Michael Abdel-Malek, Rouzbeh Kordestani, Larry Lambert, J Nilas Young

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Actinomycosis pericarditis is a rare infection, with only 19 reported cases since 1950, almost all caused by Actinomyces israelii. These patients often present with symptoms of heart failure, but myocardial involvement is unusual. We present a unique case of pericarditis due to Actinomyces meyeri, resulting in tamponade and constriction requiring pericardial stripping, complicated by persistent left ventricular dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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