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Pericardial effusion: Occurs when there is an abnormal collection of fluid within the pericardial sac. See detailed information below for a list of 37 causes of Pericardial effusion, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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causes of Pericardial effusion as a symptom include:
Fluid collection within the pericardial sac, usually due to inflammation. -- 2003
- (Source - Diseases Database)
An abnormal collection of fluid inside the sac that covers the heart.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)
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Medical Conditions associated with Pericardial effusion:
Symptoms related to Pericardial effusion:
Pericarditis (84 causes), Coxsackie virus, Infection (1293 causes), Cancer, Tuberculosis, Renal failure (115 causes), Heart surgery, Trichinosis (4 causes), Post myocardial infarction pericarditis, Lupus (14 causes), Pericardiocentesis
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