ACUTE PERICARDITIS ON EXAMPLE OF ILLUSTRATIVE CLINICAL CASE

  • T. Dlamini V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • O. G. Babiy V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • N. V. Kumpan Kharkiv Railway Clinical Hospital No 1 of Brence of «HC» JSC «Ukrzaliznytsia», Kharkiv, Ukraine
Keywords: acute pericarditis, treatment of acute pericarditis, clinical case

Abstract

Pericarditis is an important diagnosis to consider in a patient presenting with chest pain. This article describes the common features and management of pericarditis in the general practice setting on the example of clinical case. To the cardiologic department was admitted middle aged male. He complained of sharp retrosternal pain, and fever. The survey revealed distinctive features of pericarditis: pericardial friction rub on auscultation, diffuse PR segment depressions on ECG, pericardial effusion on echocardiography, but etiology was not elicit. Most cases are labeled as «idiopathic» because the traditional diagnostic approach often fails to identify the etiology. The presence of febrile fever and neutrophilic leukocytosis indicates that a bacterial etiology take place. Prompt antibacterial and anti-inflammatory treatment led to recovery of the patient. He was completely free of symptoms and had returned to his pre-morbid state.

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Author Biographies

T. Dlamini, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Svobody sq., 6, Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine

 
O. G. Babiy, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Svobody sq., 6, Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine

 
N. V. Kumpan, Kharkiv Railway Clinical Hospital No 1 of Brence of «HC» JSC «Ukrzaliznytsia», Kharkiv, Ukraine

61018, m. Kharkiv, prov. Balakiev, 5

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Published
2017-09-11
How to Cite
Dlamini, T., Babiy, O. G., & Kumpan, N. V. (2017). ACUTE PERICARDITIS ON EXAMPLE OF ILLUSTRATIVE CLINICAL CASE. The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Series "Medicine", (33), 55-58. Retrieved from https://periodicals.karazin.ua/medicine/article/view/9141
Section
Clinical case