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Pericardial actinomycosis with cardiac tamponade from a contiguous thoracic lesion.
  1. A D Slutzker,
  2. W D Claypool
  1. Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago 60680.


    A case of acute pericardial tamponade due to actinomycotic infection is reported, in which computed tomography showed a mass adjacent to the heart and a pericardial effusion. The patient had aggressive medical treatment with penicillin and survived.

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