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Acute pericarditis and empyema are life-threatening complications of severe odontogenic infections; reports of these findings from an autopsy perspective are rare. We report an autopsy case demonstrating infection from the mandibular molars to the pericardium and pleura in a patient following Covid-19 infection
pericarditis, empyema, Covid-19
Anderson JD, Fatemi S, Fullmer J, Zhang PI. Acute pericarditis and acute pleuritis/empyema following submandibular infection in a COVID-19 positive patient - an autopsy revealing the danger space of the neck. The College of American Pathologists 2022 Annual Meeting (CAP22); 2022 Oct 8-11; New Orleans, LA.