Atrial fibrillation following methylprednisolone pulse therapy

Norishi Ueda, Tetsushi Yoshikawa, Masaru Chihara, Shinji Kawaguchi, Yukihiko Niinomi, Takehiko Yasaki

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Two children, one with renal manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus and the other with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome, were treated with methylprednisolone pulses. Neither had previous evidence of underlying cardiac disease. Within 24 h of pulse therapy, they complained of palpitations and developed atrial fibrillation which reversed spontaneously or after anti-arrhythmic therapy. Subsequent serial electro-and echocardiograms were normal. We propose that the arrhythmias were a complication of steroid pulse therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-31
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 03-1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology


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