AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF MYO-PERICARDITIS: A CASE REPORT

M Ismajli, A Kuttikatt, K Baburaj

Abstract


A 40 year old female presented to the acute admissions unit in May 2010 with shortness of breath, wheeze, productive cough, and fever. She has a past medical history of asthma diagnosed at the age of 25, reasonably controlled, nasal polyps and a family history of factor V Leiden deficiency. Physical examination was unremarkable apart from crackles at the right base. Investigations showed a normal white cell count and C reactive protein (CRP). The D-dimers were negative. Chest X Ray showed patchy linear opacities seen at the lung bases consistent with atelectasis. The patient was treated for infective exacerbation of asthma. The patient was reviewed by the respiratory team who optimised the asthma management by adding seretide and monteleukast. The patient was discharged with outpatient referral to the allergy clinic. The patient had a high resolution computer tomography (HRCT) scan of the chest as an outpatient which did not show any focal parenchymal lesions, or features of aspergillosis. Blood test in the allergy clinic showed negative ANA and ANCA. ESR was 12. Specific IgE aspergillus was 0.10 kUA/L (<0.35), specific IgE silver birch was 0.01 kUA/L (<0.35), total IgE 55 kU/L (0-81).


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