Acute dry pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium. The acute form is defined as new-onset inflammation lasting <4-6 weeks. It can be either fibrinous (dry) or effusive with a purulent, serous, or hemorrhagic exudate
General symptoms: fever, headache, malaise, anorexia)
Local symptoms: Pain.
Signs: Pericardial rub.
Character of pain:
► Site: pericardial
► Character: sever stitching
► Radiation: may radiate to the shoulders.
► Duration: continuous.
► Increased by : movement & respiration.
► Decreased by: sitting & leaning forward.
► Associated with: pleurisy.