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Pericarditis: Quiz

  

Question 1: Immunologic conditions including lupus erythematosus (more common among women) or ________
Rheumatic feverTuberculous pericarditisMyocarditisSubacute bacterial endocarditis

Question 2: The most common viral pathogen has traditionally been considered coxsackievirus based on studies in children from the 1960s, but recent data suggest adults are most commonly afflicted with cytomegalovirus, herpesvirus, and ________.
AIDSHIVHIV and AIDS misconceptionsSafe sex

Question 3: The treatment in viral or idiopathic pericarditis is with ________.
AnalgesicAspirinNon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugIbuprofen

Question 4: Side effect of some ________, e.g.
AntidepressantNon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugPharmaceutical drugPsychoactive drug

Question 5: Other symptoms of pericarditis may include dry cough, fever, fatigue, and ________.
EmotionHostilityAnxietyMental confusion

Question 6: Pericarditis is an inflammation (-itis) of the pericardium (the fibrous sac surrounding the ________).
TorsoHeartCirculatory systemLymphatic system

Question 7: ________ is more common than chronic pericarditis, and can occur as a complication of infections, immunologic conditions, or heart attack.
MyocarditisAtrial fibrillationAcute pericarditisMyocardial infarction

Question 8: Pericarditis can be misdiagnosed as ________ (heart attack), and vice versa.
Ischaemic heart diseaseCoronary artery diseaseHeart failureMyocardial infarction
















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