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Related to pancarditis: pancreatitis, rheumatic fever, Aschoff bodies


diffuse inflammation of the heart.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Simultaneous inflammation of the heart muscle and of the endocardium and pericardium.
Synonym(s): pancarditis
[endo- + G. peri, around, + mys, muscle, + kardia, heart, + -itis, inflammation]
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Inflammation of all the structures of the heart.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Inflammation of all parts of the heart-the lining (endocardium), the muscle (myocardium) and the surrounding sac (pericardium).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005


Inflammation of the lining of the heart, the sac around the heart, and the muscle of the heart.
Mentioned in: Rheumatic Fever
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Examination of heart tissues at CDC again demonstrated diffuse mixed perivascular lymphoplasmacytic pancarditis. WarthinStarry stain revealed spirochetes in the myocardium, and IHC and PCR assays confirmed the spirochete as B.
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Those with the fulminant course tend to have abnormal Q waves, ST segment elevation and prolonged QRS duration indicating widespread pancarditis (7).
Steere and other doctors reported a death from Lyme disease--the sudden heart failure from pancarditis, or spirochete involvement throughout the heart muscle, of a man from Nantucket.