Acute myocarditis and ventricular fibrillation as initial presentation of pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus

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Acute myocarditis and ventricular arrhythmia are rarely seen as the initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in children. We reported the case of a 12-year-old girl with congestive heart failure, acute myocarditis and pericardial effusion as a primary manifestation of SLE. Sudden cardiovascular collapse due to ventricular fibrillation (VF… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00296-011-2240-0

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