Revista chilena de pediatría
versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106
ALVAREZ Z, Patricia; GONZALEZ D, Sonia y HERNANDEZ N, Ignacio. Cardiovascular involvement in paedriatric systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE). Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2000, vol.71, n.4, pp. 328-334. ISSN 0370-4106. doi: 10.4067/S0370-41062000000400008.
SLE is a multisystemic disease characterized by widespread inflammation of the blood vessels and connective tissues. Cardiac involvement in children occurs at least in 30-40% of cases and takes a variety of forms. Pericarditis and myocarditis are most frequently seen. We present 3 patients with SLE whose most striking clinical manifestations were due to the cardiovascular involvement. We review the current findings of cardiovascular manifestations in paedriatric SLE
Palabras clave : systemic lupus erythematosis; pericarditis; myocarditis; connective tissue diseases.