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Cardiac tamponade as a first manifestation of possible systemic lupus erythematosus in a 3-year-old female child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20467385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac manifestations of pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) usually occur as an initial manifestation of the disease or within six months after the diagnosis of SLE. Pericarditis is the most frequent cardiac manifestation of SLE, but pericardial effusion causing tamponade, which has a very serious prognosis, rarely occurs, and it is even less frequent for the pericardial tamponade to be the presenting feature of SLE. In the present case which is the youngest case in the literature we report a 3 year old girl who presented to the emergency room with solely pericardial effusion causing tamponade, bilateral pleural effusion and diagnosed "possible SLE" based on American College of Rheumatology criteria.
E Ulas Saz; Z Ulger; S Balkan; B Sozeri; A R Ozyurek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva pediatrica     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0026-4946     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-14     Completed Date:  2010-10-04     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400740     Medline TA:  Minerva Pediatr     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*
Child, Preschool
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*,  diagnosis

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