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serositis

Tuesday 7 November 2006

Pan-serositis may be metabolic (uremia, cholesterolosis), autoimmune (systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid disease, acute rheumatism, endocrinopathies), genetic (recurrent hereditary polyserositis), allergic (eosinophilic serositis), and granulomatous in nature.

Etiology

- dysimmune diseases

  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • autoinmune polyglandular syndrome type 2

- familial mediterranean fever (FMF) (pyrin mutations)

- clozapine-induced polyserositis
- metal fume fever

See also

- mesothelium
- mesothelial tissue
- pleura, pericardium, peritoneum

References

- Serositis: comparative analysis of histological findings and pathogenetic mechanisms in nonbacterial serosal inflammation. Dobbie JW. Perit Dial Int. 1993;13(4):256-69. PMID: 8241326 (Free access)