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is pericarditis communicable?

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Dr. David Greenfield
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Generally not: Usually pericarditis is an inflammatory condition that occurs after heart attack or heart surgery. It can also occur with certain inflammatory or auto-immune conditions such as lupus and certain types of arthritis. Infection (which is theoretically contagious) is a less common cause and does not usually spread to other people in most circumstances.
Answered on Nov 18, 2015

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