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The current status of immune modulating therapy for myocarditis: a case of acute parvovirus myocarditis treated with intravenous immunoglobulin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14671501     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of a patient who presented with a febrile illness without obvious source initially, who developed profound cardiac decompensation and left ventricular dysfunction. Viral titers obtained during the course of illness confirmed parvovirus infection. Intravenous aggressive immunoglobulins and medical therapy for heart failure resulted in stabilization and, ultimately, a complete recovery. Recent data from clinical trials are discussed regarding the utility of immunoglobulins in the treatment of myocarditis and heart failure.
George A Stouffer; Richard G Sheahan; Daniel J Lenihan; Paresh Patel; Daniel J Lenihan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  326     ISSN:  0002-9629     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-12     Completed Date:  2004-01-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-74     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Adjuvants, Immunologic / therapeutic use*
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous / therapeutic use*
Immunotherapy / trends
Middle Aged
Myocarditis / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  immunology,  virology
Parvoviridae Infections / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  immunology
Parvovirus B19, Human / immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adjuvants, Immunologic; 0/Immunoglobulins, Intravenous

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