Vincente MerinoPublic Assistance Emergency Hospital, Chile
Title: Purulent pericarditis and tuberculosis pericarditis.
Purulent pericarditis is a rare disease with high mortality. In the pre-antibiotic era, it was observed in complicated pneumonia patients. Gram-positive coccaceae was the most commonly bacteria implicated. On the other hand, tuberculous pericarditis represents 1% of all tuberculosis (TBC) cases, although it is common in endemic areas, associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Despite advances in antimicrobial treatment and surgical techniques, they continue to be pathologies with high morbidity and mortality