Erdheim-Chester Disease with extensive pericardial involvement: A case report and systematic review
Sanchez-Nadales A, Anampa-Guzman A, Navarro-Motta J. Erdheim-Chester Disease With Extensive Pericardial Involvement: A Case Report and Systematic Review. Cardiol Res. 2020;11(2):118-128. doi:10.14740/cr1025
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis characterized by systemic xanthogranulomatous infiltration. We described the case of a female adult presenting with pericardial effusion. Pericardial infiltration is the most frequent cardiac manifestation of ECD and is the one discussed in this article. We found that the majority of patients with pericardial infiltration needed a cardiovascular procedure.