Diphtheritic myocarditis: clinical and laboratory parameters of prognosis and fatal outcome.

@article{Havaldar2000DiphtheriticMC,
  title={Diphtheritic myocarditis: clinical and laboratory parameters of prognosis and fatal outcome.},
  author={Parvat V Havaldar and M N Sankpal and R P Doddannavar},
  journal={Annals of tropical paediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={209-15}
}
Of the 97 throat smear-positive cases of diphtheria treated, 16 developed evidence of myocarditis (16.5%). Age, duration of illness prior to admission, anatomical extent of membrane formation, total leukocyte count and serum glutamic oxalo-acetic transaminase (SGOT) levels were analysed in fatal and non-fatal cases and the differences between the two groups found to be statistically significant with regard to anatomical extent of membrane formation, total leukocyte count and SGOT levels. The… CONTINUE READING
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