Pages tagged: pericarditis


Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, causing the amount of fluid between the two layers of the pericardium to increase. This increased fluid presses on the heart and restricts its pumping action.

Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease affects children. It is also known as Kawasaki syndrome or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome. Kawasaki disease leads to swelling (inflammation) of...