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Cardiac tamponade as an initial manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus in a child.
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PMID:  23347776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cardiac involvement is a rare initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus. An 11-year-old girl was described to have massive haemorrhagic pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade, which was later diagnosed as systemic lupus erythematosus. Therefore, in children presenting with cardiac tamponade, systemic lupus erythematosus should be considered as one of the differential diagnoses, as morbidity and mortality associated with cardiac tamponade can be dramatically reduced with early diagnosis and use of steroids.
Navreet Sharda
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1467-1107     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Paediatrics, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.
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