Cardiac manifestations of parasitic diseases

@article{Nunes2017CardiacMO,
  title={Cardiac manifestations of parasitic diseases},
  author={M. C. Nunes and M. H. Guimar{\~a}es J{\'u}nior and A. Diamantino and C. Gelape and T. Ferrari},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2017},
  volume={103},
  pages={651 - 658}
}
Abstract The heart may be affected directly or indirectly by a variety of protozoa and helminths. This involvement may manifest in different ways, but the syndromes resulting from impairment of the myocardium and pericardium are the most frequent. The myocardium may be invaded by parasites that trigger local inflammatory response with subsequent myocarditis or cardiomyopathy, as occurs in Chagas disease, African trypanosomiasis, toxoplasmosis, trichinellosis and infection with free-living… Expand
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