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J Korean Pediatr Cardiol Soc. 2002 Jun;6(1):97-103. Korean. Case Report.
Jeon CH , Hong SY , Song MS , Kim CH , Hwang YH , Cho KH .
Department of Pediatrics, Inje University, School of Medicine, Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Inje University, School of Medicine, Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Abstract

Pericardial effusions can be developed by any form of pericarditis; infective pericarditis such as viral or bacterial infection and non-infective, inflammatory pericarditis related with generalized disease such as end-stage renal disease or connective tissue disease and irradiation, postpericardiectomy syndrome, drugs and non-inflammatory pericarditis by malignancy, hypothyroidism, trauma on chest. In children, pericardial effusions are usually related with viral infection, generalized disease or cardiac surgery. We experienced three unusual cases of pericadial effusion by Mycoplasma pneumonia infection, Rickettsia tsutsugamushi infection and post-thoracotomy effusive constrictive pericarditis.

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