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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ramyar Ghandriz MD[2]

Overview

Since introduction of HIV induced pericarditis in 1986, although the incidence of disease is not increased, but due to increase in AIDS patients survival, prevalence of the disease increased.

Historical Perspective

Discovery

  • HIV induced pericarditis was first reported as a case report in 1986 by Cohen et al.
  • It was reported in a 32 years old married man with incurative prolonged fever.[1]

Famous Cases

The following are a few famous cases of HIV induced pericardial effusion:

  • Freddie Mercury

References

  1. Cohen, Ira S.; Anderson, David W.; Virmani, Renu; Reen, Bernard M.; Macher, Abe M.; Sennesh, Joel; DiLorenzo, Paul; Redfield, Robert R. (1986). "Congestive Cardiomyopathy in Association with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome". New England Journal of Medicine. 315 (10): 628–630. doi:10.1056/NEJM198609043151007. ISSN 0028-4793.