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Bilateral empyema and purulent pericarditis due to Haemophilus influenzae capsular type b.
  1. R Iggo,
  2. R Higgins
  1. Department of Cardiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.


    A previously fit woman developed a sore throat followed by bilateral empyema and pericarditis due to haemophilus influenzae capsular type b. She was treated successfully with antibiotics, bilateral thoracotomies, and pericardotomy.

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