MELVILLE G. MAGIDA
Though epidemic parotitis is a generalized infection, and thereby capable of affecting the various organ systems, cardiac complications are unusual. That the heart could be implicated in mumps was first suggested in 1918 by Pujol.7 This author, during a nine-month period, observed 450 cases of mumps, 12 of whom had circulatory disturbances. Nine of these had associated heart disease, attributable to different etiologies. The remaining three, because of the development of substernal pain and dyspnea during the convalescent period, were believed to have myocarditis secondary to their mumps infection. These initial clinical observations, unfortunately, could not be corroborated electrocardiographically. Additional
MAGIDA MG. EPIDEMIC PAROTITIS COMPLICATED BY PERICARDITIS AND SEROSITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:218–226. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-1-218
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(1):218-226.
Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Pericardial Disease.
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