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What is the leading cause of pericarditis for the elderly?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Post szx and mi

Post procedure/ cancer with metastasis /viral infection etc.

In brief: Post szx and mi

Post procedure/ cancer with metastasis /viral infection etc.
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Viral, lupus, cancer, heart attack
Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Viral

The leading cause is a viral infection, namely the coxsackie or echovirus.
Some other causes include hypothyroidism or kidney failure. A good portion of the time a specific cause can't be determined, we call that "idiopathic".

In brief: Viral

The leading cause is a viral infection, namely the coxsackie or echovirus.
Some other causes include hypothyroidism or kidney failure. A good portion of the time a specific cause can't be determined, we call that "idiopathic".
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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