Definition of pericarditis in English:

pericarditis

Line breaks: peri|car¦di¦tis
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛrɪkɑːˈdʌɪtɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the pericardium.
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    • 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.

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