Acute myopericarditis in influenza A infection

Charlotte M. Proby, D. Hackett, S. Gupta, T. M. Cox

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Abstract

Heart disease is a recognised complication of influenza. We report a unique case in which myopericarditis and collapse due to acute influenza A infection was associated with pericardia! effusion and tamponade. In addition, the patient had myositis and pleurisy. Emergency pericardiocentesis and inotropic drugs were needed but recovery was complete.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)887-892
Number of pages6
JournalQJM
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1986
Externally publishedYes

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