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Über das Auftreten von Perikarditis nach Lungeninfarkten [The Occurrence of Pericarditis Following Pulmonary Infarction].

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By WERMER PAUL. . (Klin. Wochenschrift. , 1932; , xi:, 329.-330.)

Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(2):295. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-2-295_1
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The deplorable frequency of both spontaneous and post-operative venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in recent years has directed attention to the etiology and pathogenesis of pulmonary infarction, and justifies description of a clinical picture which the author believes has not previously been detailed—pericarditis resulting from infarction of the lung. The etiology of this condition is considered to be direct extension of the fibrinous pleuritis which is always found over the base of an infarct to the pleuropericardial layer (pericarditis externa) and then to the visceral pericardium. Characteristic cases are presented. In making the diagnosis the evidences of the initial pulmonary


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