MAURICE H. LASZLO, M.D.
The various causes of constrictive pericarditis have as yet not been thoroughly elucidated. Indeed, there is a wide divergence in various studies with respect to the incidence of the several known etiologic factors.1-4 Undoubtedly tuberculous pericarditis is a fairly common precursor of constrictive pericarditis; pyogenic agents, polyserositis and previous nonspecific acute pericarditis are also at times implicated as causative factors. In addition, there still remains a large group of cases of indeterminate cause where the pathology of the pericardium, as found at surgery or autopsy, throws no light on the etiology. For example, no etiologic agent could be demonstrated in
LASZLO MH. CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS AS SEQUEL TO HEMOPERICARDIUM: REPORT OF A CASE FOLLOWING ANTICOAGULANT THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:403–413. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-2-403
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(2):403-413.
Cardiology, Pericardial Disease.
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