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[Cholesterol crystals pericarditis].

Authors
  • Jiménez Elorza, A
  • Montes Orbe, P M
  • Vallejo, Y V
  • Carbonero, D R
  • Subinas Elorriaga, J
  • Barrenetxea Benguria, J I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista española de cardiología
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2001
Volume
54
Issue
9
Pages
1119–1120
Identifiers
PMID: 11762295
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cholesterol pericarditis is an uncommon, specific form of pericardial disease that is characterized by the presence of cholesterol crystals in pericardial fluid. The etiology may be either idiopathic or in association with systemic disorders such as tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, myxedema or hypercholesterolemia. We report a case of cholesterol pericarditis in a 51-year-old male who was diagnosed with chronic renal failure due to polycystic kidney disease. To our knowledge no similar cases have been reported to date in the literature.

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