July 1981

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis With Pericardial Tamponade in an Adult

Author Affiliations

From the University of Rochester Associated Hospitals Program in Internal Medicine (Dr Vukman) and the Department of Medicine (Dr Fay), St Mary's Hospital, Rochester, NY. Dr Vukman is now in private practice in Rochester, NY. Dr Fay is now in private practice in Olympia, Wash.

Arch Intern Med. 1981;141(8):1078-1079. doi:10.1001/archinte.1981.00340080114025

• A 25-year-old man was initially seen with pericardial tamponade as a manifestation most probably of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that had been quiescent for 18 years. A pericardial window relieved the tamponade. Immunofluorescence studies of the pericardial tissue disclosed no deposits of immunoglobulin or complement.

(Arch Intern Med 1981;141:1078-1079)