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Int Arch Med. 2009 Jul 28;2(1):21. doi: 10.1186/1755-7682-2-21.

Congenital heart block associated with Sjögren syndrome: case report.

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  • 1Cancer Sciences Division, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK. k.a.moutasim@soton.ac.uk

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Congenital heart block is a rare complication of pregnancy associated with Sjögren Syndrome that may result in the death of the foetus or infant, or the need for pacing in the newborn or at a later stage.

CASE REPORT:

The case is presented of a 64-year-old patient with primary Sjögren Syndrome and a history of having given birth to two sons with congenital heart block, both of whom required pacing several years later.

CONCLUSION:

The literature relating to this association is discussed including the suggested mechanism, long-term outcome of mothers of children with congenital heart block and preventive treatment strategies.

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19638228
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PMC2731088
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