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Morphological recognition of viral heart disease.
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PMID:  8516666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A large number of endomyocardial biopsies have been analysed from 1.978 patients clinically diagnosed as suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy. In 1.125 patients non-specific changes of a dilated, hypertrophied myocardium were found consistent with a clinical diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy. The most interesting group consisted of 676 patients among which 549 cases showed clear evidence of myocarditis. The so-called "Dallas Criteria" have been described in detail and categorised into acute, active, on-going, resolving (healing) and resolved (healed) phases. Categorization is important for therapeutic reasons. Morphological analysis performs the bases upon which other investigations can be undertaken.
E G Olsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases. Supplementum     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0300-8878     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Infect Dis Suppl     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-20     Completed Date:  1993-07-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0251025     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis Suppl     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Histopathology (Cardiovascular Disease), Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Hospital, London, England.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Middle Aged
Myocarditis / epidemiology,  pathology*

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