Sibat Chaudary, MD; Brian E. Jaski, MD
Although epidemic parotitis was first reported in the 5th century BC by Hippocrates (1), the possibility of fulminant myocarditis secondary to systemic mumps infection was not identified until 1918 (2). We report the case of a patient with myocarditis secondary to systemic mumps infection.
A 25-year-old man, with no history of mumps, was hospitalized with right parotid swelling and fever. Mumps was diagnosed after open parotid exploration excluded bacterial parotitis. On day 3, the patient became hypotensive (blood pressure, 77/42 mm Hg) and developed pulmonary edema after volume administration. Hemodynamic stabilization occurred after intubation and initiation of dobutamine,
Chaudary S, Jaski BE. Fulminant Mumps Myocarditis. Ann Intern Med. ;110:569–570. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-7-569
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(7):569-570.
Cardiology, Infectious Disease.
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