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Heart hemorraghic pericarditis

infection with which of the following organisms is most likley to give rise to bloody pericardial effusion with high protein content?
a. mycobacterium tuberculosis
b. group A streptococcus
c. coxsackie virus B
d. candida albicans
e. staph. aureus
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A could be the answer.
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a or e im not sure
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why not C?
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Default the correct answer is > myobacterium tuberculosis

as the most common causes of hemorrhagic pericarditis is metastatic carcinoma & tuberculosis .
group A streptococcus > is responsible for rheumatic fever
coxsachie virus virus causes myocarditis
staph . aureus causes of infective endocarditis
candida rare cardiac infection in immunocompromised patients
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Its C coxsakie is most common cause of myocarditis and hemorrhagic pericarditis in us !
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Its C coxsakie is most common cause of myocarditis and hemorrhagic pericarditis in us !
coxsakie A & B virus is the most common cause of viral myocarditis in USA but the most common cause of hemorrhagic pericarditis is malignant carcinoma & tuberculosis ,, malignancy which is primary cause in USA and tuberculosis which may be more in developing countries
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