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Who Is at Risk for Pericarditis?

Pericarditis occurs in people of all ages. However, men aged 20 to 50 are more likely to develop it than others.

People who are treated for acute pericarditis may get it again. This may happen in 15 to 30 percent of people who have the condition. A small number of these people go on to develop chronic pericarditis.

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Last Updated: September 26, 2012