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Acute myocardial infarction being the presentation of dengue myocarditis.
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PMID:  24027378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Dengue fever is one of the most common vector-borne viral infections in tropical countries. Myocarditis is an uncommon complication of severe dengue fever. Sometimes, dengue myocarditis masquerades as acute myocardial infarction. We report here a case of a 22-year-old female, who presented with acute chest pain five days after the onset of a febrile episode. Initially she was diagnosed as acute myocardial infarction depending on the biochemical and echocardiography evidence. However, later investigation confirmed she was suffering from myocarditis due to dengue fever, which mimicked acute myocardial infarction. A Medline search revealed only few other reported cases of dengue myocarditis that mimicked of acute myocardial infarction.
Authors:
Soumya Patra; Gaurav Bhardwaj; Jayadevappa Suranagi Manohar; Kikkeri Hemannasetty Srinivasa; Jayashree Kharge; Cholenahally N Manjunath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-06-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular disease research     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0975-3583     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Dis Res     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-12     Completed Date:  2013-09-12     Revised Date:  2014-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101536738     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Dis Res     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-61     Citation Subset:  -    
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