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A formidable challenge: the diagnosis and treatment of viral myocarditis in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12848311     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is generally well accepted that one third of patients with viral myocarditis experience a complete recovery of normal cardiac function, one third improve clinically but show residual cardiac dysfunction, and one third experience chronic heart failure and die or require heart transplantation. It is hoped that a better understanding of the underlying cause and pathogenesis of this disease will increase the number of patients who experience a complete recovery. New advances in both the diagnosis and treatment of viral myocarditis continue to enter clinical practice at a rapid pace, and it is likely that a genomic approach to the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of this disease will become possible in the near future. Viral myocarditis, however, will remain a significant diagnosticand therapeutic challenge to both physicians and scientists alike.
Derek S Wheeler; Neil W Kooy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care clinics     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0749-0704     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Clin     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-09     Completed Date:  2003-08-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507720     Medline TA:  Crit Care Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Myocarditis / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy,  virology*

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