FERDINAND C. HELWIG, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ELLIS W. WILHELMY, M.D.
The causes of sudden and unexpected death occurring in individuals in apparent good health frequently require microscopic study for their elucidation. A miniature or inconspicuous lesion may be the main factor in such a type of death with the result that sometimes painstaking search is required to find it. Such cases are not only of scientific interest but they may have far reaching forensic implications.
Focal interstitial myocarditis as the cause of death is a relatively uncommon condition and, as the cause of sudden and unexpected death, it appears from the study of the reported cases to be quite rare.
HELWIG FC, WILHELMY EW. SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED DEATH FROM ACUTE INTERSTITIAL MYOCARDITIS; A REPORT OF THREE CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1939;13:107–114. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-1-107
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