TITLE

Pericardial Effusion in Severe Hypothyroidism in Children

AUTHOR(S)
Martinez-Soto, Tania; Deal, Cheri; Stephure, David; Trussell, Rebecca; Boutin, Christine; Djemli, Anissa; Ho, Josephine
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism;Nov2010, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p1165
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents six cases of pleural and pericardial effusion in children with severe hypothyroidism. The methods of identifying the patients are explained through cross-referencing and data collection. The clinical characteristics of each patient are provided, most of whose pericardial effusion occur in association with trisomy 21. Its pathophysiology is discussed involving increasing capillary permeability with leakage of plasma proteins.
ACCESSION #
57505888

 

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