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what is the leading cause of pericarditis for the elderly

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Viral: The leading cause is a viral infection, namely the coxsackie or echovirus. Some other causes include hypothyroidism or kidney failure. A good portion ... Read More
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Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Post szx and mi: Post procedure/ cancer with metastasis /viral infection etc.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Several: Echo and coxsackie or less commonly influenza or hiv.
Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Varied: Pericarditis is often a complication of a viral infection – usually a gastrointestinal virus, or rarely the flu virus or aids. It may also be caused ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Probably any: Upper respiratory root noro etc.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chong Kim
Dr. Chong Kim answered
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Many causes: Most common is viral pericarditis, but kidney failure, lupus, tuberculosis, some medications like Hydralazine and chemo drug bleomycin can cause peric ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Varied: Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma, can cause pericarditis. Kidney failure (uremic pericarditis), tumors, genetic diseases such as familial m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
See below: Viral and bacterial infection, inflammation due to collagen vascular disease.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: Relapses can occur w/ idiopathic ("we don't know what caused it") pericarditis, an inflammation of the sac around the heart. Treatment w/ steroids may ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Venous Pressure: There is increased venous pressure because the venous return is impaired.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: Pericarditis is inflammation of the tissue covering of the heart. It is commonly caused by viruses and sometimes other infections or inflammatory dise ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: Long list of causes but i will limit to: most common: viral, metabolic (kidney disease - uremic), after myocardial infarction or open heart surgery. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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Pericaditis: I do not think weed grit causes pericarditis.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Unknown : No one knows what specific toxin(s) accumulate that can lead to uremic pericarditis - not everyone who has severe uremia will develop it.

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