Large pericardial effusion requiring pericardiocentesis as cardinal sign of macrophage activation syndrome in systemic onset-juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Donato Rigante, Gabriella De Rosa, Barbara Bertoni, Valentina Ansuini, Manuela Pardeo, Ilaria La Torraca, Stefania Gaspari, Achille Stabile

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

We report a case of large pericardial effusion which has been managed with pericardiocentesis as the main presentation feature of a dramatic clinical picture, only retrospectively framed as referred to macrophage activation syndrome in a child with juvenile idiopathic arthritis at its onset. The risk of developing this rare and severe complication should be recognized in various pathological settings of childhood, above all in children displaying systemic signs of juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-770
Number of pages4
JournalRheumatology International
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Large pericardial effusion requiring pericardiocentesis as cardinal sign of macrophage activation syndrome in systemic onset-juvenile idiopathic arthritis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this