Contribution of an antigen assay (Binax NOW Streptococcus pneumoniae® antigen test) to the diagnosis of pneumococcal pericarditis
L. Seravalli, S. Lucciarini, A. Hottinger, D. Genné
Pages: 41 - 43
Number of pages: 3
We report a case of a patient treated for pneumoccocal pericarditis in which the use of the Binax NOW Streptococcus pneumoniae® antigen assay performed on the pericardial fluid permitted a rapid diagnosis and adequate treatment, despite negative Gram stain and culture results.