Congenital heart block associated with Sjögren syndrome: case report
Moutasim, Karwan A., Shirlaw, Penelope J., Escudier, Michael P. and Poate, Timothy W.J. (2009) Congenital heart block associated with Sjögren syndrome: case report. International Archives of Medicine, 2, (1), 21. (doi:10.1186/1755-7682-2-21). (PMID:19638228).
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Background: Congenital heart block is a rare complication of pregnancy associated with Sjögren Syndrome that may result in the death of the foetus or infant, or the need for pacing in the newborn or at a later stage.
Case report: The case is presented of a 64-year-old patient with primary Sjögren Syndrome and a history of having given birth to two sons with congenital heart block, both of whom required pacing several years later.
Conclusion: The literature relating to this association is discussed including the suggested mechanism, long-term outcome of mothers of children with congenital heart block and preventive treatment strategies.
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Cancer Sciences
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2010 08:31|
|Last Modified:||08 Jun 2012 12:58|
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