Dressler's Syndrome

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• Inflammatory pericarditis and pleurisy following myocardial infarction or cardiac surgery

• Occurs 2-10 weeks after

• Thought that myocardial necrosis stimulates the formation of AutoAbs against heart muscle

• May suffer recurrent fever and chest pain, ± pleural and pericardial rub (from serositis)

• Cardiac tamponade may occur


Steroids and anti-inflammatory agents used for treatment