How is the pericardial fluid characterized in the diagnosis of purulent or suppurative pericarditis?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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The fluid in purulent or suppurative pericarditis from is usually 400-500 mL in volume and shows a thin to creamy pus.

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