What is Dressler’s syndrome ?
Dressler’s syndrome is characterized by persistent pyrexia, pericarditis and pleurisy.
It was first described
in 1956 when Dressier recognized that post-myocardial infarction chest pain is not caused by coronary
It usually occurs 2-3 weeks after myocardial infarction and is considered to be of
autoimmune aetiology; it responds to NSAIDs.