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Hyperdense pericardial effusion in dermatomyositis and contrast induced nephropathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16028325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pericardial involvement in dermatomyositis is rare and usually asymptomatic. In many instances, a diagnosis of pericardial involvement is not found until autopsy. Renal failure associated with connective tissue disorders can result in or potentially exaggerate pericardial inflammation. We report an unusual case of high-density pericardial effusion in a patient with dermatomyositis consequent upon contrast nephropathy as demonstrated by computed tomography. High-density pericardial effusion can be a result of an insidious cause such as pericardial inflammation rather than the more usual causes such as coronary or cardiac perforation.
Sridhar Kamath; Carl A Roobottom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency radiology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1070-3004     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Radiol     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-19     Completed Date:  2005-09-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431227     Medline TA:  Emerg Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, X-ray East, Level 6, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, PL6 8DH, United Kingdom E-
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media / adverse effects*
Dermatomyositis / complications*
Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials
Kidney Failure, Acute / chemically induced*
Pericardial Effusion / etiology*,  radiography
Pericarditis / complications
Pleural Effusion / chemically induced
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media

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