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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