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A 52-year-old female asked:

Sle. history of pleurisy/effusion and pericarditis with serositis of liver etc. now center to right chest pain on even mild exertion. most likely cause?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
more of same: Very likely sle related. Is the pain worse with a deep breath or cough? This is key! if so, it's more pleurisy or pericarditis. If not, it may well be muscular/arthritic/soft tissue inflammation from sle - check with your rheumatologist for addl treatment options.

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Last updated Oct 20, 2013

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