Etiology of Pericarditis in a Prospective Cohort of 1162 Cases.

  title={Etiology of Pericarditis in a Prospective Cohort of 1162 Cases.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Gouriet and P Y L{\'e}vy and J P Casalta and Christine Zandotti and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Collart and Hubert L{\'e}pidi and Jennifer Cautela and Jean Louis Bonnet and Franck Thuny and Gilbert Habib and Didier Raoult},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={128 7},
BACKGROUND Pericarditis is a common disorder that is present in various pathologies and may be the first manifestation of an underlying systemic disease. The aims of this study were to describe the different causes of infectious and noninfectious pericarditis and compare them with those in the literature. METHODS Between May 2007 and September 2012, we prospectively evaluated a strategy using a systematic prescription of tests for the different etiological causes of pericarditis in patients… CONTINUE READING
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