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Rare association of severe iron-deficiency anaemia and moderate pericardial effusion
  1. Pankaj Jariwala1,
  2. Kartik Jadhav1,
  3. Ganesh Jaishetwar2 and
  4. Prasad Vallavoju3
  1. 1Cardiology, Yashoda Super Specialty Hospitals Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  2. 2Hematologist, Yashoda Super Specialty Hospitals Somajiguda Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  3. 3General Medicine, Shalini Clinic, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kartik Jadhav; drkartik303{at}


Pericardial effusion secondary to isolated severe iron-deficiency anaemia is an extremely rare condition. We present a case with severe anaemia presented with moderate pericardial effusion. Pericardial effusion completely resolved with correction of anaemia.

  • pericardial disease
  • cardiovascular system
  • haematology (incl blood transfusion)
  • childhood nutrition
  • vitamins and supplements

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  • Contributors All the four authors have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data for the work; KJ, PJ and GJ were involved in drafting the work and PV helped in revising it critically for important intellectual content; Final approval of the version to be published were done by all the authors. All the four authors are in agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Signed by PJ, KJ, GJ and PV.

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