E. A. STEWART REID, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C.); J. LAWRENCE HUTCHISON, M.D.; JOHN D. E. PRICE, M.D.; ROBERT L. SMITH, M.D.
Idiopathic pericarditis is being diagnosed with increasing frequency. This paper is a review of the 23 cases admitted to The Montreal General Hospital and the Queen Mary Veterans Hospital between the years 1945 and 1955. Twenty of these cases were diagnosed after 1950. An attempt is made to relate symptoms, signs and laboratory findings to clinical diagnosis.
The disease is a perplexing entity. Pathogenesis is little understood, and diagnosis may present considerable difficulty. Although many descriptions of the disease have appeared in recent literature, only three other series1, 2, 3 have included more cases than are here presented.
REID EAS, HUTCHISON JL, PRICE JDE, SMITH RL. IDIOPATHIC PERICARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;45:88–105. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-1-88
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(1):88-105.
Cardiology, Pericardial Disease.
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