GLENN E. HORTON, M.D.
The common acute infectious diseases are usually benign, but occasionally complications may arise from invasion of a vital organ. Awareness of this by the clinician should aid in prompt recognition and therapy. Myocardial involvement is one complication that may arise. A case of probable myocarditis in the presence of mumps posed a problem in differential diagnosis and treatment at this hospital and is discussed.
Mumps (epidemic parotitis) has been recognized as a clinical entity since antiquity, and has subsequently been considered to be an acute systemic disease of specific viral etiology, with a special predilection for the parotid glands. Such
HORTON GE. MUMPS MYOCARDITIS: CASE REPORT WITH REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:1228–1239. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-5-1228
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(5):1228-1239.
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