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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública

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Abstract

MALAGA, Germán; GAYOSO, Oscar; LAZO, María de los Angeles  and  TORRES, Nancy. Fulminant myocarditis and acute gastroenteritis due to Coxsackie virus B6. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2011, vol.28, n.1, pp. 145-148. ISSN 1726-4634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342011000100023.

We present the case of a young woman who suffered cardiogenic due to by Coxsackie virus B6. The patient attended a private clinic with an acute gastroenteritis and after one hour of receiving hydratation,she developed hypotension and shock, severe hypoxemia and bilateral lung infiltrate. The patient entered the Intensive Care Unit, where she received hemodynamic support. Due to the clinical picture and cardiac enzymes increase, a cardiac failure was suspected and the echocardiographic findings suggested "myocarditis". The evolution was successful and Coxsackie B6 virus infection diagnosis was made during the follow up by increase of the levels of antibodies for virus Coxsackie B6.

Keywords : Myocarditis; Shock; Cardiogenic; Coxsackievirus Infections.

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