A 37-year-old member asked:
is pericarditis communicable?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Greenfield answered
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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