Cytarabine-induced pericarditis confirmed using cardiac MRI: A case report

Tony Dong, Tarek Chami, Besher Chami, Sadeer Al-Kindi, Brian D. Hoit

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Pericarditis is a rare but debilitating complication of cytarabine therapy. While echocardiography can aid with the diagnosis, cardiac MRI has superior accuracy in establishing the diagnosis. In this case, we describe a 65-year-old patient receiving cytarabine as part of induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia who developed acute pericarditis. Her cardiac MRI revealed pericardial edema on T2-weighted STIR imaging and pericardial late gadolinium enhancement which confirmed the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1446-1449
Number of pages4
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2021


  • cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • cytarabine
  • echocardiography
  • pericarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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