Absence of left ventricular dysfunction during acute chagasic myocarditis in the rhesus monkey.

@article{Lima1986AbsenceOL,
  title={Absence of left ventricular dysfunction during acute chagasic myocarditis in the rhesus monkey.},
  author={Jo{\~a}o A. C. Lima and A Szarfman and S. B. P. de Lima and Robert J. Adams and Robert John Russell and Allen Cheever and T M Trischmann and James L. Weiss},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1986},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={172-9}
}
Recent studies suggest that intracellular Trypanosoma cruzi invasion with release of intracellular myocardial antigens during T. cruzi infection is crucial to the pathogenesis of chronic chagasic myocarditis. However, in areas endemic for Chagas' disease, the incidence of clinical acute chagasic myocarditis has been reported to be low among infected… CONTINUE READING