Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2006;49(8):898-901.
Published online August 15, 2006.
A case of constrictive pericarditis presenting with protein-losing enteropathy
Jeong Mi Hong1, Jae Young Lee2, Soo Jin Kim2, Gi Young Jang2, Woo Sup Shim2
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Kyunghee University, Seoul
2Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Sejong Heart Institute, Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon, Korea
단백 소실성 장병증을 동반한 교착성 심낭염 1례
홍정미1, 이재영2, 김수진2, 장기영2, 심우섭2
1경희대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2부천세종병원 소아과
Jae Young Lee, Email: dire7613@chollian.net
Constrictive pericarditis represents a rare cause of protein-losing enteropathy in children. Reported is an 11-year-old girl with protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) as the principal manifestations of constrictive pericarditis. After total pericardiectomy, symptoms and signs of PLE disappeared. Doppler echocardiography including tissue Doppler imaging is a useful noninvasive initial diagnostic tool for differential diagnosis of diastolic heart failure.
Key Words: Constrictive pericarditis , Protein-losing enteropathy , Doppler echocardiography , Children

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