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Systemic lupus erythematosus presenting with cardiac tamponade due to a haemorrhagic pericardial effusion.
  1. T. Rudra,
  2. P. A. Evans,
  3. E. N. O'Brien
  1. Department of Medicine, Enfield District Hospital, Southgate, London, UK.

    Abstract

    A 14 year old girl presented with cardiac tamponade due to a haemorrhagic pericardial effusion. Systemic lupus erythematosus was diagnosed. Pericardial stripping was performed due to recurrence of the effusion despite pericardiocentesis and steroid therapy.

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