A 21-years-old with Down syndrome presented with respiratory distress. Initial investigations revealed a cardiac tamponade. On further evaluation, he had positive coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), severe chest infection and severe hypothyroidism. He responded well to urgent pericardiocentesis, levothyroxine, hydrocortisone and tocilizumab.
Alkaf, Fahmi; AL Garni, Turki A.; AL-Harbi, Nahes; Sandokji, Hassan; and Samargandy, Sondos
"Cardiac Tamponade, Sever Hypothyroidism and ARDS in Down syndrome with COVID-19 infection,"
Journal of the Saudi Heart Association: Vol. 33
, Article 7.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37616/2212-5043.1235
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