Bacterial pericarditis requires antibacterial therapy tailored to the causative organism and patient

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Bacterial pericarditis occurs by direct infection, spread from another infection site or haematogenous dissemination. The most frequent pathogens areorspecies and Purulent pericarditis is treated with urgent pericardial drainage plus intravenous antibacterial therapy. Tuberculous infection may present with a variety of generally nonspecific symptoms and should be treated with a comprehensive antitubercular programme.

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