idiopathic pericarditis


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Related to idiopathic pericarditis: idiopathic myocarditis, Idiopathic cardiomyopathy

idiopathic pericarditis

Acute nonspecific pericarditis.
See also: pericarditis
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In dogs, the most common causes of pericardial effusion are hemangiosarcoma, idiopathic pericarditis, mesothelioma, chemodectoma, thyroid gland adenocarcinoma, and infective pericarditis.
Large effusions related to acute idiopathic pericarditis are not usual; nevertheless, this form of pericarditis accounts for a significant percentage of tamponade cases because of its high frequency.
Recommended drug doses and durations for acute idiopathic pericarditis * Drug Dosing Duration Tapering Aspirin 750-1 000 1-2 weeks Decrease by mg tds 250-500 mg every 1-2 weeks Ibuprofen 600 mg tds 1-2 weeks Decrease by 200-400 mg every 1-2 weeks Colchicine <70 kg: 0.5 3 months Not mandatory mg daily [greater than or equal to] 70 kg: 0.5 mg bd Prednisone 0.2-0.5 Tapered Slow taper, mg/kg daily provided asymptomatic and CRP normal * Combination therapy of colchicine with either aspirin or ibuprofen as initial therapy; steroids are second-line agents.

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