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Sudden cardiac death in a 5-year-old girl associated with parvovirus B19 infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16216706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on a 5-year-old girl who suddenly collapsed and died while dancing at a family party. Histological examination of the heart including the cardiac conduction system revealed lymphocytic infiltrations of the sinu-atrial node and perivascular infiltration in the atrio-ventricular region. Additionally, foci of mononuclear infiltrates were observed in the myocardium. Consequently, myocarditis was diagnosed as cause of death. The child also had lymphocytic conjunctivis, parotitis and tracheitis. Evaluation of infections by means of nested polymerase chain reaction revealed parvovirus B19 DNA (PVB19) in tissue samples of the trachea.
F Zack; K Klingel; R Kandolf; R Wegener
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2004-12-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  155     ISSN:  0379-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-11     Completed Date:  2006-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Legal Medicine, Rostock University, St. Georg-Strasse 108, D-18055 Rostock, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Conjunctivitis, Viral / diagnosis
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology*
Erythema Infectiosum / diagnosis*
Lymphocytes / pathology
Myocarditis / virology
Myocardium / pathology
Parotitis / virology
Parvovirus B19, Human / isolation & purification*
Tracheitis / virology

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