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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 4 ( October, 2010 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Acute cardiogenic shock in a girl with systemic lupus erythematosus

Sanjay Singhal, Arvind K Baronia, Mohan Gurjar

Keywords : Fulminant myocarditis, steroid, systemic lupus erythematosus

Citation Information : Singhal S, Baronia A K, Gurjar M. Acute cardiogenic shock in a girl with systemic lupus erythematosus. Indian J Crit Care Med 2010; 14 (4):209-211.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.76087

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Cardiac involvement is one of the main complications substantially contributing to the morbidity and mortality of patients suffering from systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). However, clinically important myocarditis is an unusual feature in SLE. We describe the clinical characteristics, management, and outcome of a 15-year young girl with SLE who developed severe left ventricular dysfunction.


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