A case of myocarditis mimicking acute coronary syndrome associated with H1N1 influenza A virus infection [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2011; 39(4): 346-346

A case of myocarditis mimicking acute coronary syndrome associated with H1N1 influenza A virus infection

Juan F Martín - Lázaro1, Rafael Benito2, María González - Domínguez2, Miguel A Suárez1
1Department of Intensive Care, University Clinical Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain.
2Department of Microbiology, University Clinical Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain.

After reading the case reported by Sahin and Cols., screening for Influenza A infection in an patient with respiratory syndrome and acute chest pain, showed us a Parainfluenza 4 infection associated to myopericarditis. This patient presented a sudden-onset of chest pain mimicking acute coronary syndrome following a history of flu-like symptoms. By date, it has not been related Parainfluenza 4 infection to myopericarditis but, it should be suspected when respiratory syndrome is present. Even antiviral treatment is not approved, good medical condition at discharge was achieved with antiinflamatory therapy.

Keywords: Parainfluenza 4, Myocarditis, Myopericarditis, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Influenza A

How to cite this article
Juan F Martín - Lázaro, Rafael Benito, María González - Domínguez, Miguel A Suárez. A case of myocarditis mimicking acute coronary syndrome associated with H1N1 influenza A virus infection. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2011; 39(4): 346-346

Corresponding Author: Juan F Martín - Lázaro, Spain
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