Definition of pericarditis in English:
Inflammation of the pericardium.
- Carditis associated with rheumatic fever manifests as pericarditis, myocarditis, and most commonly, endocarditis.
- These complications include pleural infection or empyema, meningitis, purulent pericarditis, or endocarditis.
- The addition of corticosteroids is recommended for patients with tuberculous pericarditis and tuberculous meningitis.