Which factors increase the risk for development of complicated pericarditis?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Factors associated with the development of complicated pericarditis include the following [28] :

  • Early administration of high-dose corticosteroids
  • Lack of colchicine treatment
  • Elevated levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein

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