J Korean Soc Pediatr Nephrol > Volume 8(1); 2004 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society of Pediatric Nephrology 2004;8(1): 80-85.
심낭삼출로 발병하여 스테로이드 단독치료로 호전된 소아 전신성 홍반성 낭창 1례
이진석, 하태선
1충북대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2충북대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
A Case of Steroid-responsive Pericardial Effusion as an Initial Manifestation of Childhood Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Jin-Seok Lee, Tae-Sun Ha
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University
2Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University
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ABSTRACT
The systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE) is a systemic inflammatory disease caused by autoimmune mechanism, involving blood cells, the kidney, the central nervous system, and etc. The heart is one of the frequently involved organs but it is rare as an initial manifestation. Therefore, early suspicion and accurate diagnosis followed by aggressive immunosuppressive therapy including corticosteroid is mandatory for heart-involved patients. We experienced a case of pericardial effusion as an initial manifestation of childhood SLE, which showed immediate response to corticosteroid.
Key words: Systemic lupus erythematosus | Pericardial effusion | Corticosteroid
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