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Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2010-06-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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A 31 year-old female with recurrent pericardial effusion. Diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties

Jarosław Rydzek, Marianna Janion
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(6):687-693.

open access

Vol 68, No 6 (2010)
Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2010-06-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 31 year-old female with recurrent pericarditis. Despite pharmacological treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, diuretics and antibiotics the symptoms of cardiac tamponade occurred. The patient required pericardiocentesis with pericardial drainage. In about 30% of cases the specific etiology it ts not detecting using the routine tests.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 6: 687–693

Abstract

We present a case of a 31 year-old female with recurrent pericarditis. Despite pharmacological treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, diuretics and antibiotics the symptoms of cardiac tamponade occurred. The patient required pericardiocentesis with pericardial drainage. In about 30% of cases the specific etiology it ts not detecting using the routine tests.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 6: 687–693
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Keywords

pericarditis; pericardial effusion; cardiac tamponade; diagnosis; therapy

About this article
Title

A 31 year-old female with recurrent pericardial effusion. Diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 6 (2010)

Pages

687-693

Published online

2010-06-17

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(6):687-693.

Keywords

pericarditis
pericardial effusion
cardiac tamponade
diagnosis
therapy

Authors

Jarosław Rydzek
Marianna Janion

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