Pericarditis , Biology

Pericarditis

Pericarditis is a syndrome caused by inflammation of the pericardium.

Causes

i) Infections
Bacterial : Pneumococci, Staphylococci, Streptococci, Mycotabeicum Thisnanic

Fungal : Histoplasma, Candida species

Viral : Coxsacki virus

ii) Non-infections

Ureamia, M1, trauma, neoplasm, radiation, myxedema, surgical complication, autoimmune diseases, drug reaction.

iii) Clinical Manifestations

Sudden severe, sharp pain radiating to back and shoulders. Pain aggravated by lying supine patient deep breathing, coughing & movement Rapid shallow breath. Pericardial friction rub heard usually at the left sternal border and apex best with patient leaning forward. Tachycardia, hypotension, restlessness, decreased urinary output.

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