Signs and symptoms of pericarditis include
An examiner may hear a characteristic sound known as a pericardial rub when placing a stethoscope over the heart.
Causes of pericarditis
There are multiple causes of pericarditis, including
- radiation treatment, and
- autoimmune disorders such as lupus, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Viral infections, following a respiratory infection, are one of the most common causes of pericarditis.
Other pericarditis symptoms and signs
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