Title

Proton beam therapy causing pericarditis - a rare case of radiation induced cardiotoxicity.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-18-2022

Abstract

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.

Volume

8

Issue

1

First Page

9

Last Page

9

ISSN

2057-3804

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

35436973

Department(s)

Department of Medicine

Document Type

Article

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