Document Detail

Clinical Pearls in Pediatric Cardiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21625839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this section, the authors present four interesting clinical cases that presented with common symptoms, but required careful clinical examination and investigations to arrive at a correct diagnosis and institute appropriate management. The first case is a 3-month-old infant who presented with hypertonia, bulging anterior fontanelle and tachycardia. ECG revealed supraventricular tachycardia which was managed appropriately. The clinical suspicion of meningitis was not borne out by the CSF findings. The second is a pre-school girl who presented with recurrent, episodic wheezing that did not respond to standard asthma therapy. The authors discuss the management approach in such cases; careful examination of radiographs and clinical course led to the correct diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy. The next two cases are older children; one of them presented with massive bilateral pleural effusion; this was found to be caused by congestive cardiac failure. The last case is a 10-year-old child presenting with features of right sided heart failure without obvious cardiac abnormality on clinical examination. Advanced investigations confirmed a rare diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia; retrospective ECG examination showed the characteristic findings of this condition.
Sunit C Singhi; Joseph L Mathew; Rohit Manoj Kumar; Atul Jindal; Sunil Natha Jhondale; Govindappa Benkatti
Related Documents :
10070529 - Blister beetle periorbital dermatitis and keratoconjunctivitis in tanzania.
17627659 - Occupational allergic contact dermatitis to methyldibromoglutaronitrile in hand degreas...
12131039 - Burkholderia gladioli keratitis associated with consecutive recurrent endophthalmitis.
18245979 - Early bacterial keratitis after presbyopic lasik.
18627689 - Contact allergy from vitamins in cosmetic products.
1104719 - Juvenile dermatitis herpetiformis versus "benign chronic bullous dermatosis of childhoo...
19770549 - Challenges in neurosurgical intraoperative consultation.
23673709 - Bowen's disease: epidemioclinical study of 9 tunisian cases.
10994999 - Pathobiology of npm-alk and variant fusion genes in anaplastic large cell lymphoma and ...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh, 160012, India,
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Evaluation of Pulmonary Hypertension in a Child: Role of Computed Tomography.
Next Document:  Glucose Tolerance in Overweight and Obese North Indian Adolescents.