ACUTE PERICARDITIS

ACUTE PERICARDITIS is a topic covered in the Harrison's Manual of Medicine.

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ETIOLOGIES

(See Table 118-1)

TABLE 118-1: Etiologies of Pericarditis

“Idiopathic”

Infections (particularly viral)

Collagen vascular disease (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, SLE)

Post-cardiac injury (i.e., following heart surgery or myocardial infarction)

Uremia

Neoplasms

Mediastinal radiation therapy

Drug reaction (e.g., procainamide, hydralazine)

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