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Fulminant parvovirus B19-associated pancarditis with haemophagocytic lympho-histiocytosis in an immunocompetent adult

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Abstract:

Bal A, Mishra B, Singh N, Das A, Jindal SK. Fulminant parvovirus B19-associated pancarditis with haemophagocytic lympho-histiocytosis in an immunocompetent adult. APMIS 2009; 117: 773–7.

Myocarditis is a common cardiac disease that is identified on routine postmortem examinations. Initially, coxsackie viruses, other enteroviruses and adenoviruses were thought to be more common causes of myocarditis; however, recently, parvovirus B19 (PVB19) as well as human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6) have entered the arena. We describe autopsy findings of a patient who had a lethal myocarditis with haemophagocytic lympho-histiocytosis in a course of systemic PVB19 infection. The present case illustrates the unusually severe and rapid course of PVB19 myocarditis with associated haemophagocytic lympho-histiocytosis leading to death.

Keywords: Myocarditis; haemophagocytic lympho-histiocytosis; parvovirus

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0463.2009.02528.x

Publication date: 2009-10-01

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