We have read with interest the ‘Letter to the Editor’ by Pyung Chun Oh et al. entitled ‘Idiopathic pericarditis presenting large hemorrhagic pericardial effusion’ [
]. In the case reported, extensive diagnostic work up excluded malignancy and tuberculosis and effusion was finally attributed to idiopathic pericarditis. As ‘take home message’ the authors emphasize that the detection of large hemorrhagic pericardial effusion does not per se definitely preclude a diagnosis of idiopathic pericarditis.
- Oh P.C.
- Baek S.J.
- Moon J.
- Han S.H.
- Park K.Y.
- Koh K.K.
Idiopathic pericarditis presenting large hemorrhagic pericardial effusion.
Int J Cardiol. Jul 19 2013; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.06.140
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Published online: December 16, 2013
Accepted: November 23, 2013
Received: August 28, 2013
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