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Pericarditis en children

Chun-An Chen, Ming-Tai Lin, En-Ting Wu, Leigh Lu, Jou-Kou Wang, Li-Min Huang, Yih-Shang Chen, Chung-I Chang, Ing-Sh Chiu, Mei-Hwan Wu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is rare in children. The purpose of this study was to define the clinical manifestations and outcomes of this disease. METHODS: From January 1985 through December 2003, 8 patients with surgically confirmed CP were enrolled. Data on clinical characteristics, disease manifestations, treatment, and outcomes were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: One patient had l-transposition of the great arteries (l-TGA); the other 7 patients had no underlying cardiovascular diseases...
June 2005: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association
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