H. Kurz, M.D.; G. Sainani, M.D.; E. Krompotic, M.D.; S. Slodki, M.D.
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The coxsackie viruses, particularly group B, have been shown to cause acute pericarditis and myocarditis. The detection in adults of myocarditis or pericarditis caused by the Coxsackie viruses has lagged behind the pediatric experience.
Twenty proved cases of Coxsackie infection with cardiovascular involvement have been studied. Eighteen were of adults (12 males and 6 females) between 15 and 66 years of age, and 2 were of children. All patients were closely studied, had routine laboratory investigations, repeated enzyme studies, serial electrocardiograms and chest X rays, phonocardiogram when necessary, and serial viral studies. The infection with Coxsackie virus was proved by
Kurz H, Sainani G, Krompotic E, Slodki S. Cardiovascular Manifestations of Proven Coxsackie Infections.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:1047. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1047_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1047.
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