Rheumatic constrictive pericarditis : a case report and review of the literature

dc.contributor.authorPrzybojewski, J. Z.
dc.identifier.citationPrzybojewski, J. Z. 1981. Rheumatic constrictive pericarditis : a A case report and review of the literature. SA medical journal, 2 May: 682-686.
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online) 0256-9574 (print)
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dc.description.abstractA case of calcific constrictive pericarditis in a young White woman with a convincing history of previous acute rheumatic fever complicated by a possible valvular lesion is presented. Cardiac catheterization confirmed the suspicion of significant cardiac compression. Successful pericardiectomy was carried out, but microscopical examination of the excised pericardium failed to demonstrate a cause. In view of the strong past history of acute rheumatic fever and mild mitral insufficiency demonstrated at cardiac catheterization, the author proposes that the cardiac constrictive pericarditis was of reumatic origin. A review of the literature on the association between rheumatic infection and constrictive pericarditis follows.en_ZA
dc.format.extent5 p. : ill.
dc.publisherHealth and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG
dc.subjectRheumatic feveren_ZA
dc.titleRheumatic constrictive pericarditis : a case report and review of the literatureen_ZA
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