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Coxsackie B3 myocarditis in a case of sudden unexpected death in young athlete: Histopathological, immunohistochemical and molecularpathological for diagnosis.
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PMID:  21377819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Virus-induced myocarditis is a common disease even in infants and young adults, but the diagnosis can be difficult according to the Dallas-criteria, which have been criticized as being too unreliable. The diagnosis has been substantially improved due to immunohistochemistry (IHC) for the detection of the VP1-capsid-protein of enterovirus as well as reversetranscriptase-polymerase chain reaction assays (RT-PCR) for viral genome detection. We report an unusual case of myocarditis in a young adult athlete whose heart disease was not clinically recognized and, thus, caused his sudden unexpected death (SUD). Histopathological investigations of heart tissue samples revealed signs of myocarditis. IHC was used to detect the VP1-capsid-protein of enterovirus. RT-PCR assays were used to detect enterovirus RNA. Enterovirus myocarditis was determined as a cause of death.
Imed Gaaloul; Samira Riabi; Rafik Harrath; Mark Evans; Sally Huber; Mahjoub Aouni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-6283     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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