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Case report
Eisenmenger syndrome and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis - a case of double diagnosis

Osman Ozdemir, Pinar Isik Agras, Samil Hizli, Mine Guveloglu, Nimet Kabakus
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(12):1377-1380.

open access

Vol 67, No 12 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-12-30
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

An 8.5-year-old girl evaluated for central cyanosis, hypoxia and normocarbia was found to have aorticopulmonary window and pulmonary hypertension. The diagnosis of Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) was made and treatment with bosentan was started. Four months later she was diagnosed to have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and naproxen treatment was started. The case was remarkable in that she showed clinical improvement with new generation treatment of ES although pulmonary arterial pressure did not decrease significantly and the diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis was made during follow-up.

Abstract

An 8.5-year-old girl evaluated for central cyanosis, hypoxia and normocarbia was found to have aorticopulmonary window and pulmonary hypertension. The diagnosis of Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) was made and treatment with bosentan was started. Four months later she was diagnosed to have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and naproxen treatment was started. The case was remarkable in that she showed clinical improvement with new generation treatment of ES although pulmonary arterial pressure did not decrease significantly and the diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis was made during follow-up.
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Keywords

bosentan; Eisenmenger syndrome; juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; pulmonary arterial hypertension

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Title

Case report
Eisenmenger syndrome and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis - a case of double diagnosis

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 12 (2009)

Pages

1377-1380

Published online

2009-12-30

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(12):1377-1380.

Keywords

bosentan
Eisenmenger syndrome
juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
pulmonary arterial hypertension

Authors

Osman Ozdemir
Pinar Isik Agras
Samil Hizli
Mine Guveloglu
Nimet Kabakus

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