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Serositis refers to inflammation of the serous tissues of the body, the tissues lining the lungs (pleura), heart (pericardium), and the inner lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) and organs within. It is commonly found with fat wrapping or creeping fat.
Serositis is seen in numerous conditions:
- Lupus erythematosus (SLE), for which it is one of the criteria,
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)
- Chronic renal failure
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Inflammatory bowel disease (especially Crohn's disease)
- Acute appendicitis
- Diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis
- Bruce G. Wolff, James W. Fleshman, David E. Beck, eds. (2007). "Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis and Evaluation". The ASCRS textbook of colon and rectal surgery. Springer. p. 551. ISBN 978-0-387-24846-2. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
- Causes of Serositis. diagnosispro.com. URL: http://en.diagnosispro.com/differential_diagnosis-for/serositis/11271-154.html. Accessed on: June 23, 2008.
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