Pericardial effusions in sarcoidosis

E. Kinney, R. Murthy, G. Ascunce, R. Donohoe, R. Zelis

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Abstract

A case of sarcoid pericarditis is presented. The associated pericardial effusion was a transudate with a low complement level. Investigating the prevalence of pericardial effusions in sarcoid by echocardiography, we found small effusions in 19 percent of 48 consecutive patients with sarcoid. Additionally, ten previously reported cases of symptomatic parietal pericardial sarcoid are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)476-478
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume76
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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