Dressler's syndrome – a case report

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Dressler's syndrome is pericarditis which develops 2-10 weeks after myocardial infarction or due to a traumatic etiology. Dressler's syndrome is an immune system response that damages the heart tissues or pericardium secondary to events like myocardial infarction, heart surgery, or traumatic injury with incidence of 3-4 %. This is usually diagnosed in autopsy due to the narrow treatment window which makes clinical diagnosis difficult. This case highlights the rare condition called Dressler's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-211
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology


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