European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 167, Issue 4, pp 465–467

Unilateral pulmonary edema and acute rheumatic fever

  • John S. GiulianoJr
  • Priya Sekar
  • Catherine L. Dent
  • William L. Border
  • Russel Hirsch
  • Peter B. Manning
  • Derek S. Wheeler
Short Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00431-007-0491-2

Cite this article as:
Giuliano, J.S., Sekar, P., Dent, C.L. et al. Eur J Pediatr (2008) 167: 465. doi:10.1007/s00431-007-0491-2

Abstract

Although the diagnostic criteria for acute rheumatic fever (ARF) are well known, a high index of suspicion is necessary in order to assure timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment. We present a case of an 8-year-old child who presented with unilateral pulmonary edema secondary to acute mitral insufficiency due to ARF. ARF should be considered in the differential diagnosis of unilateral pulmonary edema in children.

Keywords

Acute rheumatic fever Carditis Heart failure Mitral valve regurgitation Unilateral pulmonary edema 

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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. GiulianoJr
    • 5
  • Priya Sekar
    • 1
  • Catherine L. Dent
    • 1
    • 2
  • William L. Border
    • 1
    • 2
  • Russel Hirsch
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter B. Manning
    • 3
    • 4
  • Derek S. Wheeler
    • 2
    • 5
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Division of Cardiolothoracic SurgeryCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA
  5. 5.Division of Critical Care MedicineCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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