Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Idiopathic
  • Viral pericarditis
  • Metastatic malignancy
  • CHF
  • Post-cardiac surgery
  • Post-cardiac intervention
  • Uraemia

Uncommon

  • Bacterial pericarditis
  • Tuberculous pericarditis
  • Fungal pericarditis
  • Chagas disease
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Malignant teratoma
  • SLE
  • Wegener's granulomatosis
  • Dressler's phenomenon
  • Drug-induced
  • Amyloidosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Aortic dissection
  • Direct penetrating injury
  • Radiation exposure

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Department of Cardiology

Royal Brompton Hospital

London

UK

Disclosures

RK declares that he has no competing interests.

Dr Rajdeep Khattar would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr David Liff and Dr Vasilis Babaliaros, the previous contributors to this monograph, and Dr Oliver Ziff for his assistance with this monograph. DL, VB, and OZ declare that they have no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Professor of Medicine

Section of Cardiology

Department of Medicine

University of Chicago

Division of Biological Science

Chicago

IL

Disclosures

SA declares that he has no competing interests.

Consultant Cardiologist

East Surrey Hospital

Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust

Redhill

Surrey

Heart Hospital

University College London Hospitals NHS Trust

London

UK

Disclosures

SB declares that she has no competing interests.

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