Acute-onset chest pain in a 17-year-old female adolescent with systemic lupus erythematosus

Courtney W. Mangus, Oluwatosin Fatusin, Thuy Lam Ngo

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Abstract

We report the case of a 17-year-old adolescent girl with systemic lupus erythematosus with disseminated pneumococcal infection leading to purulent pericarditis with cardiac tamponade. Although pericarditis is not an uncommon entity in autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, purulent pericarditis is a rare cause (1%) of this presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-349
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Bacterial pericarditis
  • Chest pain
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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