DAVID M. ROSEMAN, M.D.; RICHARD M. BARRY, M.D.
Despite the publication in recent years of numerous case reports of acute nonspecific pericarditis, little progress has been made in defining its etiology. Clinical manifestations have been adequately reviewed.1, 2, 3 The syndrome, sometimes following an upper respiratory infection, is characterized by anterior chest pain of pericardial origin, often with a pleuritic component which may be influenced by position. Moderate enlargement of the cardiac silhouette is common and is usually attributed to a small pericardial effusion. Pleural effusion may also occur. The electrocardiographic changes follow the typical evolutionary pattern of acute pericarditis.
Infectious mononucleosis, on the other hand, is a
ROSEMAN DM, BARRY RM. ACUTE PERICARDITIS AS THE FIRST MANIFESTATION OF INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:351–356. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-2-351
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(2):351-356.
Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Pericardial Disease.
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