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Kintaki, V. (1981) Tuberculous Pericarditis in Zaire about 30 Cases Observed at University Clinics in Kinshasa from 1957 to 1976. South African Medical Journal, 28, 7-9.

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  • TITLE: Etiological and Evolutionary Profile of the Child’s Pericarditis in Tropical Environments

    AUTHORS: Richard Azagoh-Kouadio, Jacob Slanziahuelie Enoh, Jean-Jacques Yao Atteby, Line Guei Couitchéré, Lassina Cisse, Yves N’da Kouakou N’goran, Kouadio Euloge Kramoh, Oulaï Soumahoro

    KEYWORDS: Pericarditis, Etiology, Evolution, Children, Tropical Diseases

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Pediatrics, Vol.7 No.3, August 29, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Background: Liquid pericarditis is a frequent cause of hospitalization in developing countries. Objective: of this study was to describe the etiological and evolutionary aspects of fluid pericarditis in pediatric cardiology at ICA. Methods: This was a retrospective study of 42 cases of fluid pericarditis diagnosed among 202 children hospitalized over a five-year period (1st January 2009 to 31st December 2014). All patients with pericardial effusion were included in the study. Results: Prevalence was estimated at 20.8% of hospitalizations, sex ratio was 1.1 with a female predominance (52%) and the mean age at 9.2 years (11 days to 15 years). The etiologic varieties identified were: tuberculosis 22 cases, 52%, rheumatic pericarditis 6 cases or 14.3%, chronic parietal endocarditis 5 cases (11.9%), bacterial pericarditis with trivial germ 3 cases (7.1% 3 cases (7.1%), post-surgery syndrome 2 cases (4.8%), umbilical post-catheterization 1 case (2.4%). HIV serology was positive in 11.9% of cases. The progression was favorable in 55% of the cases with 10% of deaths. Conclusion: Fluid pericarditis in children is a severe condition that is clearly on the rise today, especially in immunocompromised patients. Optimal management of fluid pericarditis in children is the best guarantee to avoid short-term tamponade and in the medium term constriction.