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Uremic pericarditis
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Pericarditis fibrinosa
ICD-10 N18.8

Uremic pericarditis is a form of pericarditis. It causes fibrinous pericarditis.[1 ]

It is sometimes treated with dialysis.[2]

Fibrinous pericarditis is an exudative inflammation. The pericardium is infiltrated by the fibrinous exudate. This consists of fibrin strands and leukocytes. Fibrin describes an amorphous, eosinophilic (pink) network. Leukocytes (mainly neutrophils) are found within the fibrin deposits and intrapericardic. Vascular congestion is also present. The myocardium has no changes. Sometimes referred to as having "Bread and Butter Appearance".




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