Detection of viruses in myocardial tissues by polymerase chain reaction. evidence of adenovirus as a common cause of myocarditis in children and adults.

@article{Bowles2003DetectionOV,
  title={Detection of viruses in myocardial tissues by polymerase chain reaction. evidence of adenovirus as a common cause of myocarditis in children and adults.},
  author={Neil E. Bowles and Jiyuan Ni and Debra L. Kearney and Matthias Pauschinger and Heinz-Peter Schultheiss and Robert McCarthy and Joshua Hare and J. Timothy Bricker and Karla R. Bowles and Jeffrey Allen Towbin},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={466-72}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to analyze cardiac tissue and blood for viral genomes using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to define the common viral etiologies of myocarditis by age group. BACKGROUND Enteroviruses are considered the most common cause of myocarditis at all ages. Diagnosis relies on viral cultures, serology, and cardiac histology, which lack sensitivity, as well as PCR. However, in many cases enteroviruses are not detected. METHODS Cardiac samples were obtained for… CONTINUE READING
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