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Dressler syndrome

Summary of Dressler syndrome
Dressler syndrome is a secondary autoimmune form of pericarditis that can arise several weeks after a myocardial infarction. It consists of fever, pleuritic pain, pericarditis and/or a pericardial effusion.

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Pathology

Cardiovascular system

Vascular disorders
Congenital heart defects
Cardiac arrhythmias
Valvular disorders
Cardiomyopathies
Heart failure
Cardiac infections
Pericardial disorders
Cardiac tumors
Cardiovascular system pathology review

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A 58-year-old man comes to the emergency department with chest pain and fever three weeks after his first heart attack. He is hypotensive and fatigued, with a temperature of 101.3o F (38.5o C). He also reports difficulty breathing. Upon auscultation of the left lower sternal border, friction rub is noted. An electrocardiogram is conducted, and shows elevated ST segments in all leads. Given the patient's history and current findings, which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

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