RECURRENT PERICARDITIS

web Recurrent pericarditis
Epidemiology

Red gender

Gender ratio

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Red age

Average onset age

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Red incidence

Incidence

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Disease presentation

The disease is characterized by recurrent symptoms of acute pericardiatis with symptoms reappearing after a disease-free period of 4-6 weeks.


Main clinical symptoms

picto Chest painChest pain

picto heart inflamHeart membrane (pericardium) inflammation as highlighted by imaging techniques

picto feverFever

Biological signs

Red upIncrease of erythrocyte sedimentation rate

Red upIncrease of C-reactive protein (CRP)

Red upIncrease of white blood cell count

Therapy

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs/aspirin combined with Colchicin
  • Corticosteroids
  • Anti-IL-1 (Anakinra)
  • Immunosuppressive drugs (azathioprine)