Coxsackie B3 myocarditis in 4 cases of suspected sudden infant death syndrome: diagnosis by immunohistochemical and molecular-pathologic investigations.

@article{Dettmeyer2002CoxsackieBM,
  title={Coxsackie B3 myocarditis in 4 cases of suspected sudden infant death syndrome: diagnosis by immunohistochemical and molecular-pathologic investigations.},
  author={Reinhard B. Dettmeyer and Anne Baasner and Marc Schlamann and Claudia Haag and Burkhard Madea},
  journal={Pathology, research and practice},
  year={2002},
  volume={198 10},
  pages={689-96}
}
Immunohistochemical and molecular-pathologic techniques have improved the diagnosis of myocarditis as compared with conventional histologic staining methods done according to the Dallas criteria. Most investigations were carried out on adults, and only a few authors investigating childhood deaths applied these modern methods, used for diagnosing myocarditis. We report on four children under one year of age, who suddenly died without prodromal symptoms. Their deaths were attributed to SIDS… CONTINUE READING