Acute Pericarditis

Epidemiology

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Etiology

Infection

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Rheumatologic Disease

Drug/Toxin


Physiology

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Clinical Manifestations

Cardiac Manifestations

  • Chest Pain (see Chest Pain, [[Chest Pain]])
  • Pericardial Effusion
    • Diagnosis
      • Echocardiogram: xxx
  • Pericardial Rub

Pulmonary Manifestations

  • Pleural Effusion (see Pleural Effusion-Exudate)
    • Mechanism: probably due to pericardial inflammation, not increased pressures
    • Diagnosis: characteristics of fluid have not been well-described
    • Clinical: usually left-sided
    • Prognosis: xxx

Other Manifestations

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Treatment

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References

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