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Progressive systemic sclerosis causing rapidly progressive myocardial disease and death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1631700     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We have presented an unusually swift progression of progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS), with death from cardiogenic shock in a 22-year-old woman who had severe hypertension and acute renal insufficiency. She arrived at our hospital with pericardial tamponade and shock. Despite initial improvement after pericardiocentesis, the patient's condition soon deteriorated and she died of cardiogenic shock. PSS was diagnosed at autopsy. Although the course of PSS is frequently indolent, it may also be fulminant, leading to death before diagnosis is determined.
Authors:
M E Lawrence; J C Robinson; E E Terry
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-14     Completed Date:  1992-08-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  770-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Scott & White Clinic and Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX 76508.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology
Cardiomyopathies / etiology*,  pathology
Female
Humans
Hypertension / etiology
Kidney Failure, Acute / etiology
Myocardium / pathology
Scleroderma, Systemic / complications*
Shock, Cardiogenic / etiology*

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