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why does percarditis present afebrile?

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Dr. Janet Roberto
35 years experience Family Medicine
Pericarditis/fever: It can present with or without a fever. Generally it is more of an INFLAMMATION than INFECTION alone. Can occur after surgery in the chest and also after another infection in the body, usually viral
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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