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What do peritonitis pleurisy and pericarditis have in common?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Inflammarion/ fluid

They all mean inflammation and often fluid accumulation in different bodily cavities (abdominal, chest and heart).

In brief: Inflammarion/ fluid

They all mean inflammation and often fluid accumulation in different bodily cavities (abdominal, chest and heart).
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Serositis

These all involve inflammation of the lining of the organ (pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart, pleurisy = lining of the lung and peritonitis = lining of the abdomen).
Collectively they are called "serositis". Serositis can be associated with connective tissue diseases such as lupus, juvenile arthritis (stills disease) and chronic renal failure.

In brief: Serositis

These all involve inflammation of the lining of the organ (pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart, pleurisy = lining of the lung and peritonitis = lining of the abdomen).
Collectively they are called "serositis". Serositis can be associated with connective tissue diseases such as lupus, juvenile arthritis (stills disease) and chronic renal failure.
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