Acute pericarditis is caused by the inflammation of the pericardium which can result in an effusion around the heart. Proton beam therapy causing radiation-induced pericarditis is not a well-known cause of pericarditis. We present a case of a patient with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome who developed acute onset pericarditis, presumed to be secondary to proton beam therapy.
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Gupta R, Lin M, Freedman GM, Sundlof DW, Fadlon CS. Proton beam therapy causing pericarditis - a rare case of radiation induced cardiotoxicity. Cardiooncology. 2022;8(1):9. Published 2022 Apr 18. doi:10.1186/s40959-022-00135-0
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine