Coxsackie B virus in the etiology of heart diseases in Delhi.

  title={Coxsackie B virus in the etiology of heart diseases in Delhi.},
  author={H. C. Gupta and Shashi Khare and Ashutosh Biswas and Debasish Chattopadhya and S. P. Kiran Kumari},
  journal={The Journal of communicable diseases},
  volume={27 4},
Coxsackie B group of viruses have been long considered as the precipitating factor in heart diseases. Their association with various heart diseases especially pericarditis, myocarditis and myopericarditis is known, but now their association is also known with cardiomyopathy and ischaemic heart diseases. A study was carried out on 87 patients suffering from various heart diseases and the role of Coxackie B virus infection was studied. The study included 25 control subjects. Thirty patients (34.5… CONTINUE READING