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Descriptor in English: Pericarditis
Descriptor in Spanish: Pericarditis
Descriptor in Portuguese: Pericardite
Descriptor in French: Péricardite
Entry term(s): Pleuropericarditis
Tree number(s): C14.280.720
Scope note: Inflammation of the PERICARDIUM from various origins, such as infection, neoplasm, autoimmune process, injuries, or drug-induced. Pericarditis usually leads to PERICARDIAL EFFUSION, or CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS.
Annotation: note entry term PLEUROPERICARDITIS: coordinate with PLEURITIS see PLEURISY for pleuropericarditis
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS UI: 10682
Descriptor UI: D010493
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Pericarditis - Preferred
Concept UI M0016303
Scope note Inflammation of the PERICARDIUM from various origins, such as infection, neoplasm, autoimmune process, injuries, or drug-induced. Pericarditis usually leads to PERICARDIAL EFFUSION, or CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS.
Preferred term Pericarditis
Pleuropericarditis - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0539188
Scope note Inflammation of both the PERICARDIUM and the PLEURA.
Preferred term Pleuropericarditis



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