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Acute Pericarditis: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: Inflammation of the pericardium, most commonly viral in nature though can also be caused by bacteria, uremia, tuberculosis, or autoimmune diseases (e.g. Lupus).

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The sensitivity and specificity of findings for Acute Pericarditis are listed below. See the left navigation bar to change the display.

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**Note that calculating probabilities from more than one finding is inherently inaccurate because findings are not independent. (For example, using two positive findings that share a common pathogenesis is likely to overestimate the true probability.)
Specific Findings
FindingResult SensitivitySpecificity
[ + ] Chest CT + 0 - 54%91%
Sensitive Findings
FindingResult SensitivitySpecificity
[ + ] Elevated ESR Sensitivity = 90%
Poorly Diagnostic Findings
FindingResult SensitivitySpecificity
[ + ] Pleuritic Chest Pain + 0 - 70%70%
[ + ] Elevated D-dimer Sensitivity = 78%
[ + ] ECG Sensitivity = 50%
[ + ] Pleuritic chest pain relieved by sitting up Sensitivity = 24%
[ + ] Friction rub, pericardial Sensitivity = 9%