Dabbah H.,Pediatric Pulmonology Service |
Dabbah H.,Bar - Ilan University |
Glikman D.,Pediatric Infectious Diseases Service |
Glikman D.,Bar - Ilan University |
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Cardiology in the Young | Year: 2013
Respiratory syncytial virus is the most common pathogen causing lower respiratory tract infection in infants. Respiratory syncytial virus infection is also associated with a number of extrapulmonary manifestations, including the cardiac system. Pericardial effusion, however, is a very rare occurrence with respiratory syncytial virus infection. We report a very young infant with respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis whose clinical course was associated with pericardial effusion, treated conservatively. © 2012 Cambridge University Press.