Pericardial effusion as a sign of acquired hypothyroidism in children with Down syndrome.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_13837
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Pericardial effusion as a sign of acquired hypothyroidism in children with Down syndrome.
Périodique
European Journal of Pediatrics
Auteur⸱e⸱s
Werder E.A., Torresani T., Navratil F., Arbenz U., Eiholzer U., Pelet B., Burri M., Schwarzenbach P., Hunziker U.
ISSN
0340-6199
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1993
Volume
152
Numéro
5
Pages
397-398
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Résumé
In three children with Down syndrome and acquired hypothyroidism echocardiography was performed before and after the start of L-thyroxine treatment. Initial studies revealed pericardial effusions which resolved during treatment suggesting that they were caused by hypothyroidism. The incidence of hypothyroidism in Down syndrome is high, but the diagnosis is often missed for lack of specific clinical criteria. The finding of pericardial effusion by echocardiography may be essential in discovering thyroid dysfunction. The cases illustrate that regular thyroid function tests are important in Down syndrome.
Mots-clé
Child, Down Syndrome/complications, Echocardiography, Female, Humans, Hypothyroidism/diagnosis, Hypothyroidism/etiology, Male, Pericardial Effusion/diagnosis, Pericardial Effusion/drug therapy, Thyroxine/therapeutic use
Pubmed
Création de la notice
19/11/2007 12:05
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 12:42
Données d'usage