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Pericarditis: Introduction

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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Causes of Pericarditis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pericarditis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Pericarditis

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Causes of Types of Pericarditis:

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Pericarditis: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Pericarditis, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Pericarditis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Pericarditis may include:

  • Analgesics†for pain
  • Antibiotics for bacterial pericarditis
  • Antifungal medications for fungal pericarditis
  • Aspirin or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen for inflammation of the pericardium
  • Corticosteroids
  • Prednisone
  • more treatments...»

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Stories from Users for Pericarditis

Real-life user stories relating to Pericarditis:

Pericarditis: Animations

Medications or substances causing Pericarditis:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Pericarditis as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Daunorubicin Hydrochloride
  • Cerubidine
  • Rubilem
  • Trixilem
  • Cytarabine Hydrochloride
  • Cytosar-U
  • more causes...»

Pericarditis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Pericarditis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pericarditis

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Pericarditis:

Pericarditis: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Pericarditis

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 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 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 unexplained heart 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 various less dangerous 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" more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is more »

Pericarditis: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pericarditis

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Pericarditis: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Pericarditis: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Pericarditis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Pericarditis as a symptom include:

Definitions of Pericarditis:

Inflammation of the pericardium. (Dorland, 27th ed)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Inflammation of the pericardium
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Pericarditis

The list below shows some of the causes of Pericarditis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pericarditis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pericarditis. Of the 84 causes of Pericarditis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 9 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 71 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pericarditis:

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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Conditions listing medical complications: Pericarditis:

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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Causes of Pericarditis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Pericarditis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Pericarditis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Pericarditis:

    Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes)

    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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    Medical News summaries about Pericarditis

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