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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-85

Recurrent cardiac tamponade with stevens–Johnson's syndrome – A rare deadly combo

1 Department of Cardiology, ASRAM Medical College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of General Medicine, ASRAM Medical College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Dermatology, ASRAM Medical College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Iragavarapu Tammiraju
Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, Asram Medical College, Eluru - 534 005, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JICC.JICC_20_20

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Pericardial effusion is an accumulation of fluid in the pericardial sac. It is caused by exudative or transudative collections. Large effusions can lead to a life-threatening condition called tamponade if not intervened properly. Stevens–Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis are life-threatening cutaneous drug reactions in which the epidermis is separated from the dermis. The diagnosis mainly relies on the clinical signs and histopathology of skin lesions. Immunological mechanisms, reactive drug metabolites, or interactions between these two are proposed. Here, we report a case of recurrent cardiac tamponade with SJS secondary to empirical antituberculous therapy.

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