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Immunohistochemical and molecular-pathological diagnosis of myocarditis in cases of suspected sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)--a multicenter study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19282217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Virus-induced myocarditis is a common disease even in infants and children, but diagnosis can be difficult according to the Dallas-criteria, which have been criticised as being too unreliable. The diagnosis has been substantially improved due to immunohistochemical techniques for characterization and quantification of myocardial inflammatory reactions as well as molecular-pathological methods for viral genome detection. The published studies report on post-mortem samples from SIDS victims and controls which were prospectively investigated. Pediatric cases of unnatural deaths served as controls. The results demonstrate a clearly higher prevalence of viral myocardial infections in cases of suspected SIDS. Preliminary criteria for cellular immunohistochemical diagnosis of viral myocardial affections derived from these findings were suggested.
Reinhard Dettmeyer; Anne Baasner; Claudia Haag; Simone Bruch; Marc Schlamann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-03-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Legal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  11 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1873-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Leg Med (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-26     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889186     Medline TA:  Leg Med (Tokyo)     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S124-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Giessen, Frankfurter Street 58, D-35392 Giessen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Antigens, CD / analysis
Antigens, CD45 / analysis
Antigens, Differentiation, Myelomonocytic / analysis
Capsid Proteins / analysis
Case-Control Studies
Forensic Pathology
Leukocytes / immunology,  pathology
Macrophages / immunology,  pathology
Myocarditis / diagnosis*,  virology*
Myocardium / pathology
Prospective Studies
Sudden Infant Death / etiology*
T-Lymphocytes / immunology,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens, CD; 0/Antigens, Differentiation, Myelomonocytic; 0/CD68 antigen, human; 0/Capsid Proteins; 0/capsid protein VP1, parvovirus B19; EC, CD45

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