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What is Viral pericarditis?

What is Viral pericarditis?

  • Viral pericarditis: Inflammation and swelling of the pericardium (fibrous sac surrounding the heart) that results from a viral infection. Causative viruses include HIV, coxsackieviruses, echoviruses and adenoviruses. The condition may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack and vice versa.

Viral pericarditis: Introduction

Types of Viral pericarditis:

Broader types of Viral pericarditis:

How serious is Viral pericarditis?

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

What causes Viral pericarditis?

Causes of Viral pericarditis: see causes of Viral pericarditis

What are the symptoms of Viral pericarditis?

Symptoms of Viral pericarditis: see symptoms of Viral pericarditis

Complications of Viral pericarditis: see complications of Viral pericarditis

Can anyone else get Viral pericarditis?

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

Viral pericarditis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Viral pericarditis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Viral pericarditis.

How is it treated?

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

Name of Viral pericarditis

Main name of condition: Viral pericarditis


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