[Incipient pericardial tamponade as the first symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus in 2 children].

Two patients (a boy and a girl), with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), in which pericarditis with threatening tamponade was an initial symptom of disease, are presented. Pericardial tamponade is very rare initial manifestation, described in only 1-3% of all the cases of SLE. The typical clinical features of tamponade are described (tachycardia… CONTINUE READING