Diagnostic clinical criteria
Acute pericarditis (at least two of four criteria)
Typical (pleuritic) chest pain
Pericardial friction rub (<33% of cases)
ECG changes with widespread (non-region...
Goal of treatment is to relieve pain and reduce complications (e.g., recurrence, tamponade, chronic constrictive pericarditis).
Outpatient therapy is reported to be successful in 85% patients...
7 to 10 days to assess response to treatment
1 month to check CBC and CRP and thereafter if symptoms continue to be present
Those with clinical predictors of poor p...
Brucato A, Imazio M, Gattorno M, et al. Effect of anakinra on recurrent pericarditis among patients with colchicine resistance and corticosteroid dependence: the AIRTRIP randomized ...
I31.9 Disease of pericardium, unspecified
I30.9 Acute pericarditis, unspecified
I30.1 Infective pericarditis
I31.1 Chronic constrictive pericarditis
I31.0 Chronic adhesive pericarditis
Therapy aimed at symptomatic relief and NSAIDs are first-line treatment. Colchicine is recommended as an adjunct to NSAIDs and has been shown to decrease risk of recurrence by 50%.
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