How To Treat Pericarditis?

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Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium, the saclike membrane around the heart. Pericarditis can be triggered by many, very different medical conditions, including:

  • Viral infection - Viral pericarditis can be caused by an infection by several types of viruses, including coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, adenoviruses, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the viruses that cause mumps or hepatitis.

  • A pyogenic (pus-producing)...

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