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East Florida


HCA Florida Aventura Hospital


Internal Medicine

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coxsackie B virus, coxsackie group B, viral myocarditis


Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Virus Diseases


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Myocarditis affects 1.5 million people worldwide and in chronic forms can lead to heart failure. This inflammatory disorder is a primary cause of dilated cardiomyopathy globally and is frequently a complication of viral infections. Although Coxsackievirus B3 continues to be a prominent causative agent, further exploration has discovered a number of Coxsackie serotypes responsible for myocarditis. Despite being a well-known contributor to congestive heart failure, there is a lack of conventional techniques available to aid in diagnosis, making diagnosing acute viral myocarditis a complex and tedious process. We discuss the case of a 25 year old woman presenting with acute viral myocarditis complicated with gastroenteritis and congestive hepatopathy. This case highlights the ways in which the virus can manifest itself and emphasizes the importance of early clinical suspicion, diagnosis, and management.

A Case of Coxsackievirus Type B-Induced Myocarditis Presenting with GI Symptoms



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