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Volume 8, Issue 4 (Aug 2013)

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Critical cardiac tamponade in newborn, life-saving emergency interventions and possibility of parvovirus B19 congenital infection

Radoslaw Jaworski
  • Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Mikołaj Kopernik Pomeranian Centre of Traumatology, 1-6 Nowe Ogrody Street, 80-803, Gdansk, Poland
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/ Ireneusz Haponiuk
  • Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Mikołaj Kopernik Pomeranian Centre of Traumatology, 1-6 Nowe Ogrody Street, 80-803, Gdansk, Poland
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/ Ninela Irga-Jaworska
  • Department of Pediatric Oncology, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland
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/ Jolanta Zablocka
  • Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Province Hospital in Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland
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/ Maciej Chojnicki
  • Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Mikołaj Kopernik Pomeranian Centre of Traumatology, 1-6 Nowe Ogrody Street, 80-803, Gdansk, Poland
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/ Mariusz Steffens
  • Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Mikołaj Kopernik Pomeranian Centre of Traumatology, 1-6 Nowe Ogrody Street, 80-803, Gdansk, Poland
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/ Jacek Juscinski
  • Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Mikołaj Kopernik Pomeranian Centre of Traumatology, 1-6 Nowe Ogrody Street, 80-803, Gdansk, Poland
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Published Online: 2013-06-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-013-0189-y

Abstract

The presence of pericardial effusion in neonates usually indicates a poor prognosis. Here, we report a case of isolation of cardiac tamponade in a newly born. This may be related to vertical human parvovirus B19, an infection with atypical clinical manifestation. Any neonate with unexplained fetal pericardial effusion should always be tested for parvovirus B19 infection, even in the absence of known and proved fetal exposure. Despite the etiology of a tamponade the only reasonable procedure is a surgical evacuation during diagnosis.

Keywords: Cardiac tamponade; Newborns; Pediatric cardiac surgery; Parvovirus B19

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