Case Reports

Acute Cardiac Tamponade in a 58-Year-Old Male with Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis

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Abstract

Pericarditis in conjunction with nephritis is an uncommon clinical scenario with a broad differential diagnosis. We present the case of a 58-year-old male who developed nephritis and pericardial effusion with tamponade physiology. In the following, we discuss the differential diagnosis for concomitant nephritis and pericarditis and discuss the work-up performed on our patient. We also review the epidemiology of postinfectious glomerulonephritis in adults and describe previous cases of Streptococcus pyogenes pericarditis in the literature.

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postinfectious glomerulonephritispericarditiscardiac tamponadeacute kidney failure
  • Year: 2016
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Page/Article: 175-176
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-12-3-175
  • Published on 1 Jul 2016
  • Peer Reviewed