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Pericarditis constrictiva in a 10-year-old boy after influenza A virus infection


Quandt, D; Valsangiacomo Büchel, Emanuela R; Knirsch, W (2011). Pericarditis constrictiva in a 10-year-old boy after influenza A virus infection. Pediatric Cardiology, 32(4):525-526.

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Pericarditis constrictiva is caused by fibrotic degeneration of the pericardium and leads to impaired diastolic ventricular filling. The diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis in children remains challenging and often requires a multimodal approach. We present a case of a pericarditis constrictiva in a 10-year old boy after influenza A virus infection. Clinicians should be aware of this complication, especially in patients with symptoms of exertional dyspnea and congestive heart failure.

Abstract

Pericarditis constrictiva is caused by fibrotic degeneration of the pericardium and leads to impaired diastolic ventricular filling. The diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis in children remains challenging and often requires a multimodal approach. We present a case of a pericarditis constrictiva in a 10-year old boy after influenza A virus infection. Clinicians should be aware of this complication, especially in patients with symptoms of exertional dyspnea and congestive heart failure.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:11 Jan 2012 15:32
Last Modified:20 Sep 2018 19:47
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0172-0643
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00246-010-9884-5
PubMed ID:21267717

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