A. MARTIN LERNER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Outbreaks of coxsackievirus infections such as that described recently by Helin, Savola, and Lapinleimu (1) at the Kuopio Central Hospital in Finland indicate that involvement of the heart may be frequent. Their paper, published in the British Medical Journal, reports on patients with coxsackievirus group B, type 5 infections who required hospitalization during the latter half of 1965. There were 18 with carditis, 20 with aseptic meningitis, 10 with pleurodynia, and 6 with encephalitis. Those with evidence of myocardial, or pericardial disease, or both (myopericarditis), were mostly young adults (mean age, 28 years) with men being twice as commonly afflicted
A. MARTIN LERNER. Virus Myopericarditis. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:1068–1070. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-5-1068
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(5):1068-1070.
Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Pericardial Disease.
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