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Can a systemic infection be a cause of pericarditis?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Yes
It can... But there are many other causes (drugs, cancer, autoimmune disease), so your physicians should keep thinking of other things if you or your loved ones don't get better.

In brief: Yes
It can... But there are many other causes (drugs, cancer, autoimmune disease), so your physicians should keep thinking of other things if you or your loved ones don't get better.
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
Yes, indeedy. A systemic viral infection can cause viral pericarditis.
Tuberculosis can cause tubercular pericarditis. It is very unusual for bacterial sepsis to cause bacterial pericarditis and i've never seen a case. But it can surely cause endocarditis.

In brief: Yes
Yes, indeedy. A systemic viral infection can cause viral pericarditis.
Tuberculosis can cause tubercular pericarditis. It is very unusual for bacterial sepsis to cause bacterial pericarditis and i've never seen a case. But it can surely cause endocarditis.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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