Causes of pericarditis

CARDIAC RIND
(a rind is the tough, outer layer e.g. in fruit)

  • Collagen vascular disease
  • Autoimmune / Aortic aneurysm
  • Radiation
  • Drugs
  • Infection
    • Viral – adenovirus, herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus
    • Bacterial – tuberculosis, other bacteria
  • Acute renal failure
  • Cardiac infarction
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Injury / Idiopathic
  • Neoplasm
  • Dressler’s syndrome (wikipedia)
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