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Intra-Pericardial Rupture of Bacterial Hepatic Abscess: An Unusual Cause of ‘Cardiac’ Chest Pain


Abstract We report a rare case of bacterial pericarditis secondary to rupture of liver abscess into the pericardium. The patient presented with cardiac-sounding chest pain and with normal ECG, CXR and Troponin-I assay. The initial echocardiogram showed minimal pericardial fluid but, when he later developed overt clinical signs of cardiac…

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