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A Case Series of Reversible Acute Cardiomyopathy Associated with H1N1 Influenza Infection

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Abstract

Introduction

Cardiomyopathy refers to nonspecific myocardial dysfunction that may be due to a variety of causes. Viral illnesses have long been known to cause cardiomyopathy, and the list of viral causes is extensive.1 Influenza infection is a rare cause of myocarditis. Recent reports, however, indicate that influenza A (H1N1) can cause acute myocarditis and cardiomyopathy in adults and fulminant myocarditis in children as seen during the 2009 global outbreak of the H1N1 influenza virus.2, 3 The following presents a case series of adult patients with acute reversible cardiomyopathy associated with influenza A (H1N1) infection (see Table 1 for patient characteristics).

  • Year: 2012
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Page/Article: 42-45
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-8-1-42
  • Published on 1 Jan 2012
  • Peer Reviewed