Erdheim-Chester's disease is a rare multisystem xanthogranulomatosis, afflicting the skeletal system with the occasional involvement of soft tissues. We delineate an unusual case of a cardiac variant of Erdheim-Chester's disease presenting with pericardial effusion and as a collision with a synchronous orbital manifestation. We describe our diagnostic pathway and propose a novel treatment option involving nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The role of cyclo-oxygenase in the disease process and inhibition thereof by NSAIDs is hypothesized and discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine