The symptoms are much the same as those of pericarditis, and it is difficult to discriminate between the two affections.
Inflammation, as in pericarditis, inflammation of the pericardium.
Inflammation of this sac, or pericarditis, is apt to occur as a result of rheumatism, more especially in children.
It is more especially when pericarditis complicates rheumatic polyarthritis that pulmonary affections occur.
Endocarditis is probably more frequent than pericarditis, and the aortic are more liable than the other valves to suffer.
Purpura rheumatica never seems to result in endo- or pericarditis.
pericarditis is occasionally present, and is marked by the usual lesions.
pericarditis is much less common; it is most likely to occur with cancer of the cardia.
In pleurisy with effusion and in pericarditis with effusion there is hypotension.
It may be secondary to hypertrophy of the heart, to myocarditis, or to pericarditis.
pericarditis per·i·car·di·tis (pěr'ĭ-kär-dī'tĭs)
Inflammation of the pericardium.