fibrinous pericarditis


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fibrinous pericarditis

[′fī·brə·nəs ‚per·ə‚kär′dīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the pericardium involving the deposition of fibrin and leukocytes between the layers of the pericardium; seen in rheumatic carditis and acute infectious diseases.
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Postmortem findings included diffuse alveolar damage, pleural effusions, and fibrinous pericarditis. No postmortem microbiologic testing was done.
The epicardium was thickened by a friable tan material presumed to be the result of chronic fibrinous pericarditis (Fig 2).
Also, we observed a fibrinous pericarditis with markings from the VAD tubing along the epicardium; however, the VAD was not sent for pathologic review.