5 doctors weighed in:
Is weed grit a cause of pericarditis?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Pericaditis
I do not think weed grit causes pericarditis.

In brief: Pericaditis
I do not think weed grit causes pericarditis.
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not likely
Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium usually caused by infection, underlying cardiac disease, or autoimmune diseases.
Grit weed has particles of sand or glass added for weight. Inhaling them may increase respiratory problems, but there is no report yet that it can cause pericarditis. If the weed is contaminated with an infective agent, then it could cause pericarditis indirectly.

In brief: Not likely
Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium usually caused by infection, underlying cardiac disease, or autoimmune diseases.
Grit weed has particles of sand or glass added for weight. Inhaling them may increase respiratory problems, but there is no report yet that it can cause pericarditis. If the weed is contaminated with an infective agent, then it could cause pericarditis indirectly.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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