What is the role of putative toxins in the etiology of uremic pericarditis?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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The putative toxins suggested to precipitate uremic pericarditis when they accumulate are poorly characterized, but they may include urea, creatinine, methylguanidine, guanidinoacetate, parathyroid hormone, beta2-microglobulin, uric acid, and others. More than one toxin apparently may be involved, although considerable controversy surrounds this point.


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