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Why would a pericardium be swollen?
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Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Infection
The most common reason for pericardial thickening is infection.
Viral , bacterial like tuberculosis etc. Rarely malignancy.

In brief: Infection
The most common reason for pericardial thickening is infection.
Viral , bacterial like tuberculosis etc. Rarely malignancy.
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Not swollem inflamed
Many things can cause inflamation of pericardium or pericarditis.
Virus like h influenza and coxsacki virus. Bacteria blike staph or strep. Autoimmimune dz like lupus . Connective tissue dz. Pts with renal failure can have uremic pericarditis . Post heart attack pts can have pericarditis as well. Just to mention a few.

In brief: Not swollem inflamed
Many things can cause inflamation of pericardium or pericarditis.
Virus like h influenza and coxsacki virus. Bacteria blike staph or strep. Autoimmimune dz like lupus . Connective tissue dz. Pts with renal failure can have uremic pericarditis . Post heart attack pts can have pericarditis as well. Just to mention a few.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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