Diagnostic value of the biochemical tests in patients with purulent pericarditis


EKİM M. , EKİM H.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.30, no.4, pp.845-849, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.12669/pjms.304.3743
  • Title of Journal : PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.845-849

Abstract

Objectives: Purulent pericarditis is a collection of purulent effusion in the pericardial space. It has become a rare entity with the increased availability and use of antibiotics. In contrast to pleural empyema, there are few data regarding the biochemical parameters of purulent pericardial effusion to aid diagnosis. Therefore, in this study, we have evaluated the diagnostic utility of biochemical tests in patients with purulent pericarditis.