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Journal Article


Journal of laboratory physicians, Medknow Publications, Volume 5, Number 2, p.136 (2013)



Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, multi-drug resistant, purulent pericarditis


Though pericardial disease is common in patients with renal disease, purulent pericarditis is very rare. We report a fatal case of purulent pericarditis and sepsis due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a 78-year-old male with systemic hypertension and renal disease along with the molecular characterization of its resistant mechanism.

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V. Anil Kumar, Nair, N., Thachathodiyl, R., Nandakumar, A., Dinesh, K. R., Thatcher, E., Karim, S., and Dr. Raja Biswas, “Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus causing fatal purulent pericarditis”, Journal of laboratory physicians, vol. 5, p. 136, 2013.