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Pericarditis: Inflammation of the pericardium that surrounds the heart. See detailed information below for a list of 84 causes of Pericarditis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or from...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be causes...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be considered for any...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood...read more »
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causes of Pericarditis as a symptom include:
Inflammation of the pericardium. (Dorland, 27th ed)
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Inflammation of the pericardium
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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The following list of conditions have 'Pericarditis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Pericarditis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Symptoms related to Pericarditis:
Chest pain (1053 causes), Fever (2274 causes), Friction rub, Cardiac tamponade (29 causes), Tuberculosis, Congestive heart failure (140 causes), Fatigue (3235 causes), Anxiety (895 causes), Dry cough (201 causes), Constrictive pericarditis (27 causes), Serous, Purulent, Fibrinous, Caseous, Hemorrhagic
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