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Fulminant myocarditis successfully treated with high-dose immunoglobulin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15301907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fulminant myocarditis is characterized by the rapid development of life-threatening congestive heart failure. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), by modulating the immune response, may be used for the treatment of acute myocarditis. We report two children with fulminant myocarditis successfully treated with a 10-h infusion of high-dose IVIG. In those cases, a dramatic clinical improvement was achieved, with both cardiac enzymes and myocardial function normalized within 1-2 weeks after treatment.
Hae Soon Kim; Sejung Sohn; Ji Yun Park; Jeong Wan Seo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-10     Completed Date:  2004-12-23     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous / administration & dosage*
Myocarditis / drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulins, Intravenous

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