Cardiac tamponade and heart failure due to myopericarditis as a presentation of infection with the pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza A virus

Simona Puzelli, Franco M. Buonaguro, Marzia Facchini, Annapina Palmieri, Laura Calzoletti, Maria A. De Marco, Pasquale Arace, Enrico De Campora, Ciro Esposito, Antonio Cassone, Giovanni Rezza, Isabella Donatelli, Gabriele Vaccari, Domenico Spagnolo, Concetta Fabiani, Mario Santangelo, Gaetano De Rosa, Claudio Buccelli, Valeria De Giorgi, Renato FrancoOreste Perrella, Fabiana Cerrato, Anna Dolcini, Rodolfo Paladini, Raffaele Testa, Maria Erennia Vitullo, Umberto Ferbo

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Abstract

We describe a fatal case of myopericarditis presenting with cardiac tamponade in a previously healthy 11-year-old child. Pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza A virus sequences were identified in throat and myocardial tissues and pericardial fluid, suggesting damage of myocardial cells directly caused by the virus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2298-2300
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Puzelli, S., Buonaguro, F. M., Facchini, M., Palmieri, A., Calzoletti, L., De Marco, M. A., Arace, P., De Campora, E., Esposito, C., Cassone, A., Rezza, G., Donatelli, I., Vaccari, G., Spagnolo, D., Fabiani, C., Santangelo, M., De Rosa, G., Buccelli, C., De Giorgi, V., ... Ferbo, U. (2010). Cardiac tamponade and heart failure due to myopericarditis as a presentation of infection with the pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza A virus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(6), 2298-2300. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00418-10