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Table 1 Clinical features of three patients with pericarditis due to Eikenella corrodens

From: Severe purulent pericarditis caused by invasive Eikenella corrodens: case report and literature review

Case No. [Reference] Age/Sex Underlying condition Other associated organisms Associated infection Medical treatment (duration) Clinical context Outcome Sensitive Resistant
1 [14] 28/female Minimal bronchiectasis no mediastinitis, pneumonia Amoxycillin (3 weeks) Pericardiotomy and upper mediastinal drain Cured Ampicillin Gentamicin Cefuroxime Clindamycin
2 [15] 52/male no Haemolytic streptococci of group A Peritonsillar abscesses pleural effusion Ticarcillin (3 weeks) Pericardiocentesis Pleural drainage Cured Unknown Clindamycin Amikacin
3 [16] 29/female Tonsillectomy no pneumonia, pleuritis, pleural effusion, cholecystitis Moxifloxacin (3 weeks) Ceftriaxone (4 weeks) Thoracotomy Pericardiocentesis Cured Unknown Unknown
4 [17] 32/male Bronchomediastinal fistula no Bilateral pleural effusions Ampicillin (4 weeks) Thoracocentesis Operative drainage of the pericardial sac Debridement of the left lung, silicone stent placement at the left main bronchus Cured Ampicillin Unknown
This case 63/male Diabetes mellitus esophageal cancer with surgery and radiotherapy Streptococcus anginosus pneumonia pleuritis pleural effusion Imipenem (2 days) Pericardiocentesis Died Imipenem Ceftriaxone Clindamycin Amikacin