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Case Studies | Pediatrics | India | Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015
Cardiac Tamponade in Infant First Manifestation of Primary Hypothyroidism: A Rare Occurrence
Anirban Chatterjee  | Suman Sarkar 
Abstract: We are reporting an infant presented with cardiac tamponade which is the first presentation of previously asymptomatic primary hypothyroidism. After literature search, we found our patient is the first infant from India and the youngest reported as of now, was managed by Pericardiocentesis and thyroxin replacement. In addition, microcytic anemia because of hypothyroidism complicated the case. Hypothyroid-pericardial effusion infant with anemia have never been reported earlier.
Keywords: Cardiac tamponade, infant, Primary Hypothyroidism, Anemia, Pericardiocentesis
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015,
Pages: 1496 - 1497
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