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What is Dressler's syndrome ?

What is Dressler's syndrome ?  Dressler's syndrome is characterized by persistent pyrexia, pericarditis and pleurisy.  It was first described in 1956 when Dressier recognized that post-myocardial infarction chest pain is not caused by coronary artery insufficiency.  It usually occurs 2-3 weeks after myocardial infarction and is considered to be of autoimmune aetiology; it responds to NSAIDs.

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