fibrinous pericarditis

fibrinous pericarditis
fibrous pericarditis pericarditis characterized by a fibrinous exudate, sometimes accompanied by a small amount of serous effusion; it is usually manifest as a pericardial friction rub. It often progresses to adhesive pericarditis. Cf. serofibrinous p.

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