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Chest pain, which may be intense, mimicking acute MI, but characteristically sharp, pleuritic, and positional (relieved by leaning forward); fever and palpitations are common (See Table 116-1). Typical pain may not be present in slowly developing pericarditis (e.g., tuberculous, post-irradiation, neoplastic, uremic).
|Infections (particularly viral)|
|Connective tissue disease (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, SLE)|
|Post-cardiac injury (i.e., following heart surgery or myocardial infarction)|
|Mediastinal radiation therapy|
|Drug reaction (e.g., procainamide, hydralazine)|