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Causes of Pericarditis

Causes of Pericarditis

Pericarditis is most often a complication of a viral infection. Other causes include bacterial infections, autoimmune syndromes, hypothyroidism, rheumatic fever, kidney failure and certain medications.

List of causes of Pericarditis

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Pericarditis) that could possibly cause Pericarditis includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Pericarditis

Causes of Pericarditis (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Pericarditis that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Pericarditis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Pericarditis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Pericarditis:

Pericarditis: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Pericarditis: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Pericarditis:

Causes of Broader Categories of Pericarditis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Pericarditis as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Pericarditis as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Pericarditis. Our database lists the following as having Pericarditis as a complication of that condition:

Pericarditis as a symptom:

Conditions listing Pericarditis as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Pericarditis. Our database lists the following as having Pericarditis as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Pericarditis:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Pericarditis as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

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  • Cerubidine
  • Rubilem
  • Trixilem
  • Cytarabine Hydrochloride
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Medical news summaries relating to Pericarditis:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Pericarditis:

Related information on causes of Pericarditis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Pericarditis may be found in:


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