Evaluation of the Appearance of Cardiomegaly on Chest Films of Pediatric Patients with Acute Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis

  • Husein Albar Department of Child Health, Hasanuddin University Medical School/Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital, Ujung Pandang, Makassar, South Sulawesi
  • Syarifuddin Rauf Department of Child Health, Hasanuddin University Medical School/Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital, Ujung Pandang, Makassar, South Sulawesi
  • Azis Tanra Department of Child Health, Hasanuddin University Medical School/Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital, Ujung Pandang, Makassar, South Sulawesi
Keywords: cardiomegaly, acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis, ASPGN, pericardial effusion

Abstract

We evaluated 17 patients with acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (ASPGN) hospitalized in nephrology ward of Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital Ujung Pandang. The initial chest films and echocardiograms demonstrated the presence of cardiomegaly and pericardial effusion, respectively. Seven days later, either the cardiomegaly or the pericardial effusion disappeared. According to the statistical analysis, the relationship between the occurrence of cardiomegaly and pericardial effusion was significant (p<0.001). From this study we conclude that the occurrence of cardiomegaly in patients with ASPGN seems to be due to pericardial effusion. Our findings need to be confirmed by studying a larger number of patients.

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Albar H, Rauf S, Tanra A. Evaluation of the Appearance of Cardiomegaly on Chest Films of Pediatric Patients with Acute Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis. PI [Internet]. 1 [cited 1Mar.2024];39(5-6):172-. Available from: https://paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/1777
Received 2018-02-13
Accepted 2018-02-13