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Pericarditis and Lupus: These Are The Symptoms Of Lupus & Pericarditis

Lupus is a disease of the skin or mucous membranes, most commonly distinguished by tissue inflammation, skin rashes or skin sores. While lupus can create external symptoms, it can also affect the internal organs. Pericarditis and lupus patients need to be especially careful with their health and treatment plan. Lupus patients are especially sensitive to […]

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Pericarditis and Stress: Psychological Stress Has Cardiac Effect

Increased stress can cause a severe chain reaction of symptoms in the body, which can confuse the immune system into thinking that the abnormal chemical process is an attack on the body. Abnormal stress responses can be the result of various diseases or conditions, including anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, and post traumatic stress disorder. […]

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Causes of Pericarditis

There are many causes of pericarditis, but it is often a complication of a viral infection (viral pericarditis) – usually a gastrointestinal virus, or less commonly the flu virus or AIDS. It may also be caused by a bacterial infection (bacterial pericarditis), fungal infection (fungal pericarditis) or parasitic infection (parasitic pericarditis). Certain autoimmune diseases, such […]

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Pericarditis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Is RA And The Outcome?

The majority of patients develop pericarditis after the onset of rheumatoid arthritis; however, pericarditis may precede rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in some patients due to the complications of the inflammation process that can occur during, or after a pericarditis flare. Evaluating the origin of pericardial effusion in patients may help with the early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. The […]

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