a1 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Schneider Children’s Hospital, New Hyde Park, New York, United States of America
Recurrent idiopathic pericardial effusion can be a challenging medical problem. Multiple medical interventions may yield minimal improvement. We describe a patient with an incessant pericardial effusion that responded to infliximab. The use of infliximab should be considered in the management of recurrent pericardial effusions resistant to other treatment modalities.
(Accepted March 16 2009)
c1 Correspondence to: Rowan Walsh, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1201, New York, NY 10029-6574, United States of America. Tel: 718 601 2404; Fax: 718 601 2404; E-mail: email@example.com