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How do pericarditis myocarditis and endocarditis develop?

How do pericarditis myocarditis and endocarditis develop?

Similar & different: Infection can cause all three of these entities, however combination of all three is rather uncommon. Endocarditis is typically caused by a bacteria and rarely as an end result of major illness (lupus, etc.), myocarditis is very typically viral in etiology, and pericarditis can be infectious in etiology, or due to radiation, connective tissue disease (lupus or the like) or renal failure. ...Read more

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Pericarditis (Definition)

A condition where the pericardium (two thin layers of a sac-like tissue that surround ...Read more


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How do pericarditis, myocarditis, and endocarditis differ?

Location: Each of these involves infection or inflammation of the heart. Pericarditis is infection or inflammation of the outside lining of the heart. Myocarditis is inflammation or infection of the heart muscle. Endocarditis is infection or inflammation of the heart valves. ...Read more

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What do peritonitis pleurisy and pericarditis have in common?

What do peritonitis pleurisy and pericarditis have in common?

Inflammarion/ fluid: They all mean inflammation and often fluid accumulation in different bodily cavities (abdominal, chest and heart). ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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What are myelodysplasia and pulmonary fibrosis?

What are myelodysplasia and pulmonary fibrosis?

Myelodysplasia...: and myelofibrosis are both diseases of the bone marrow that impair normal red and white blood cell production. Like the leukemias they occur as a result of mutations in bone marrow stem cells that occur during your lifetime. Despite a similar sounding name, pulmonary fibrosis is an unrelated disease resulting in scarred lung tissue and impaired breathing function. ...Read more

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History of myocarditis + chf(30&8yyrs ago). feel shortness of breth&othr symp.Cardiac enzymes OK. jgb,hct,rbc low but not bad.can this be myocarditis?

History of myocarditis + chf(30&8yyrs ago). feel shortness of breth&othr symp.Cardiac enzymes OK. jgb,hct,rbc low but not bad.can this be myocarditis?

Myocarditis: If your cardiac enzymes are normal it is unlikely. A CXR and an echo may be helpful to complete your assessment. The anemia may be unrelated and should be looked at separately. All the best. ...Read more

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Are peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis all accompanied by pain?

Are peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis all accompanied by pain?

EZ 4 U 2 SAY: The lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum), lungs (pleura), and heart (pericardium) are all innervated with many nerve fibers. Therefore, anything that irritates these linings can cause severe pain. In contrat, many of the organs that reside in these cavities have very few pain fibers; the nerves are more responsible for organ function. ...Read more

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Please list childhooddiseases that cause low white red and platelets and slow activity in bone marrow, no previous illnesses and luekemia isnt present?

Please list childhooddiseases that cause low white red and platelets and slow activity in bone marrow, no previous illnesses and luekemia isnt present?

Viral illness: A viral illness can affect those cells your are describing. Children can have a viral illness and not show many signs or symptoms. If a blood work, called Complete Blood Cell Count, is done during the illness it can be a surprise when it shows a possible viral illness in an otherwise healthy child. ...Read more

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Why signs of splenomegaly and cardiomegaly in cases of sickle cell disease?

Why signs of splenomegaly and cardiomegaly in cases of sickle cell disease?

Sickled RBC's: The spleen not only helps in processing antigens to help wbc's fight infection, it also acts as a "stress test" for rbc's, weeding out the weaker and older ones for recycling. As rbc's "sickle", they cause clumps in the vessels, this is what causes the pain in the joints/chest and also what causes the spleen to swell. If happens in the coronary arteries, can weaken the heart and enlarge it. ...Read more

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Hi, What is Cardiac Ischaemia and can it cause Pulmonary Embolism. Many thanks.

Hi, What is Cardiac Ischaemia and can it cause Pulmonary Embolism. Many thanks.

Cardiac ischaemia.: Cardiac ischemia denotes a reduction in blood flow through the arteries that supply the heart with blood. This would typically happen in the context of blockages within the arteries of the heart. This does not directly cause pulmonary emboli. ...Read more

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Can interstitial lung disease like pulmonary fibrosis and those like pulmonary fib. Be ruled out pretty good with pulse ox, CT of lungs, and chest xra?

Can interstitial lung disease like pulmonary fibrosis and those like pulmonary fib. Be ruled out pretty good with pulse ox, CT of lungs, and chest xra?

No: The above tests are not sensitive enough. Pulmonary function tests and a high resolution ct scan of the lungs are more sensitive. If they are normal, then interstitial lung disease can be essentially ruled out. ...Read more

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Can you explain the pathophysiology of pneumonia and rheumatic heart disease?

Can you explain the pathophysiology of pneumonia and rheumatic heart disease?

Two diff diseases: These are two different diseases. Pneumonia is an infection in the lung that causes fluid to collect within the air spaces (maybe w/in a lobe or more diffuse). Rheumatic heart disease is caused by the body attacking the valves of the heart in response to an untreated/inadequately treated streptococcal (most often group a) infection ("strep throat" or other). ...Read more

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What are the survival chances if diagnosed with acute pancreatitis with ARDS and arf and unstable blood pressure?

What are the survival chances if diagnosed with acute pancreatitis with ARDS and arf and unstable blood pressure?

Varible: The scenario carries a high mortality but age and few co-morbidities may allow one to survive it. ARDS implies significant pancreatic damage such that the lungs and subsequent kidneys fail, necessitating mechanical ventilation and dialysis. Attention to fluid balance, nutrition and possible infection improve the odds of survival. ...Read more

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What do heart failure and pericarditis have in common?

What do heart failure and pericarditis have in common?

Poor heart pumping: Pericarditis, by preventing the heart from moving properly, may result in worsening heart failure. This can be corrected by relieving fluid accumulation or, in some cases, by opening or removing the pericardium. ...Read more

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Would parenchymal fibrosis of upper lungs explain chest and shoulder/scapula pain? I had pleurisy w effusion earlier this year. Sle. Now this.

No: Pleurisy, fibromyalgia ( often seen with sle), cervical disk disease, overuse, muscle strain are all common causes of pain in this distribution with sle. You should see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the treatment and prognosis for pneumonia and pleural effusion?

What are the treatment and prognosis for pneumonia and pleural effusion?

Varies: If bacterial pneumonia with fluid= effusion are caught and treated early and with appropriate antibacterial agents, then full recovery is likely. If the effusion is large, drainage by thoracic tap="thoracentesis can be diagnostic and therapeutic. Depending on age, smoking, etc. One likely needs cut scan and maybe bronchoscope to rule out cancer of the lung causing the pneumonia. ...Read more

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Last stage. Copd. Pluse langerhans cell histiocytosis with lungs. Also microvascular ischemic disease. What should I expect its my husband?

Last stage. Copd. Pluse langerhans cell histiocytosis with lungs. Also microvascular ischemic disease.  What should I expect its my husband?

End stage COPD: Your husband, unfortunately, has both severe lung disease and a bad heart. His exercise capacity must be very low. You did not mention hospice care, but his long-term prognosis is not good. ...Read more

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Heart and lung desease symptoms?

Heart and lung desease symptoms?

Many!: There are many symptoms patients complain of that may relate to the heart and lungs--shortness of breath, chest pain, chest pressure, wheezing, and cough are common. Doctors will ask more questions and sometimes order certain tests to narrow the focus to a specific organ system. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

A cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body's ...Read more