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Acute Effusive Pericarditis: A Late Complication of COVID-19

Authors
  • Fox, Kelli1
  • Prokup, Jessica A1
  • Butson, Kyle1
  • Jordan, Kim1
  • 1 Internal Medicine, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, USA
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cureus
Publisher
Cureus
Publication Date
Jul 08, 2020
Volume
12
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7759/cureus.9074
PMID: 32656050
PMCID: PMC7348211
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the medical community continues to discover novel clinical manifestations of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. Often, extrapulmonary manifestations occur simultaneously with pulmonary disease. However, there is a paucity of literature describing the cardiac manifestations of COVID-19 in the absence of pulmonary findings. We report a rare case of acute pericarditis presenting with pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade in a 43-year-old man diagnosed with COVID-19. This case emphasizes the importance of continued investigation regarding diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 and its related symptoms.

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