Which bacterial organisms most commonly cause acute pericarditis?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Organisms that have been isolated include gram-positive species such as Streptococcus pneumoniae and other Streptococcus species and Staphylococcus. [14] Isolated gram-negative species include Proteus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, Salmonella, Shigella, Neisseria meningitidis, and Haemophilus influenzae.


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