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Pericarditis is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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  • Idiopathic (many likely viral)
  • Tuberculous
  • Bacterial, eg, extension from pulmonary infection, Lyme
  • Malignancy, eg, lung, breast, renal cell, lymphoma
  • Uremia
  • Dressler's syndrome (post-MI or postcardiotomy)
  • Radiation
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (including drug-induced, eg, procainamide, hydralazine)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Drugs: minoxidil, penicillins
  • Myxedema

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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Pericarditis." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114592/all/Pericarditis.
Zeiger RF. Pericarditis. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114592/all/Pericarditis. Accessed April 22, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Pericarditis. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114592/all/Pericarditis
Zeiger RF. Pericarditis [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 22]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114592/all/Pericarditis.
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