Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 2nd, 2003
According to recent research published in the Circulation Journal, "A 75-year-old man recovered from an episode of acute influenza A myocarditis with a normalized level of serum cardiac troponin T, but less than 2 weeks after recovery, he rapidly fell into cardiogenic shock and died of fulminant myocarditis."
The researchers concluded: "The autopsied heart showed marked inflammatory cell infiltration that mainly consisted of mononuclear cells positive for CD8, suggesting that the second bout of myocarditis was caused by viral...
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