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Fatal cardiac tamponade in a child due to rupture of a mycotic aneurysm
  1. C Basso,
  2. G A Arrigoni,
  3. G Thiene
  1. cardpath{at}unipd.it

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A 3 year old child presented with a three week history of febrile illness associated with pharyngitis and erythema. A throat swab was positive for type A β haemolytic streptococcus. Two dimensional echocardiography revealed pericardial effusion with drainage of a …

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