Prodrome of fever, malaise, myalgias, viral upper respiratory
Acute, sharp, stabbing chest pain
Duration typically hours to days
Pain reduced by leaning forward, worsened b...
Goal of treatment is to relieve pain and reduce complications (e.g., recurrence, tamponade, chronic restrictive 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
Consider major and minor predictors in deciding which patients should be admitted.
Therapy aimed at symptomatic relief and NSAIDs are first-line treatment. Colchicine is recommended as ...
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