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What is Pyogenic pericarditis?

What is Pyogenic pericarditis?

  • Pyogenic pericarditis: The pericardium is the fibrous sac surrounding the heart. Infection can cause the pericardium to become inflamed and swollen and to produce pus. It may result from a ruptured esophagus, heart infection or from surgery involving the heart or chest cavity. The condition may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack and vice versa.

Pyogenic pericarditis: Introduction

Types of Pyogenic pericarditis:

Broader types of Pyogenic pericarditis:

How serious is Pyogenic pericarditis?

Prognosis of Pyogenic pericarditis: The condition is rare but serious and can result in death. Prompt treatment usually leads to a full recovery.
Complications of Pyogenic pericarditis: see complications of Pyogenic pericarditis

What causes Pyogenic pericarditis?

Causes of Pyogenic pericarditis: see causes of Pyogenic pericarditis

What are the symptoms of Pyogenic pericarditis?

Symptoms of Pyogenic pericarditis: see symptoms of Pyogenic pericarditis

Complications of Pyogenic pericarditis: see complications of Pyogenic pericarditis

Can anyone else get Pyogenic pericarditis?

More information: see contagiousness of Pyogenic pericarditis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Pyogenic pericarditis

Pyogenic pericarditis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Pyogenic pericarditis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Pyogenic pericarditis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Pyogenic pericarditis: Cardiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Pyogenic pericarditis.
Treatments for Pyogenic pericarditis: see treatments for Pyogenic pericarditis

Name of Pyogenic pericarditis

Main name of condition: Pyogenic pericarditis


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