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how is drug/alcohol-induced myocardtitis (i.e. non-viral and non-autoimmune) treated? what's the danger in misdiagnosing it as pericarditis?

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Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Myo: Means damage to muscle structure, peri means fluid around heart. You abstain from chemicals and with time, medications, there may be improvement.
Answered on Mar 7, 2014

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