pericarditis

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What are the major cardiac malignancies in AIDS?

Two types of malignancies affecting the heart have been described in AIDSâ”Kaposi’s sarcoma and malignant lymphoma, with Kaposi’s sarcoma being the more common. Kaposi’s sarcoma is found mostly in HIV-positive male homosexuals, with primary Kaposi’s sarcoma being rare and having declined in incidence since the early 1980s. Kaposi’s sarcoma may involve the epicardium (a common […] Read more

Can subacute bacterial endocarditis mimic a primary arthritic condition?_13.jpg

Can subacute bacterial endocarditis mimic a primary arthritic condition?

Yes. Extracardiac manifestations of subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE) may be due to circulating cytokines, deposition of immune complexes, or embolic phenomena. Since SBE is an inflammatory process, cytokines may be elaborated into the circulation and result in symptoms such as fever, fatigue, malaise, anorexia, and weight loss, findings common in primary rheumatologic disorders. Circulating immune […] Read more