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.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1186/1755-7682-2-21
ISSNs: 1755-7682 (electronic)
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
ePrint ID: 165295
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
28 July 2009Published
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2010 08:31
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:29

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