Enteroviral RNA and virus-like particles in the skeletal muscle of patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

@article{Arbustini1997EnteroviralRA,
  title={Enteroviral RNA and virus-like particles in the skeletal muscle of patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Eloisa Arbustini and Maurizia Grasso and Emanuele Porcu and Ornella Bellini and Marta Diegoli and Roberta Fasani and N Banchieri and Andrea Pilotto and Patrizia Morbini and Barbara Dal Bello and Carlo Campana and Antonello Gavazzi and Mario Vigan{\'o}},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={80 9},
  pages={1188-93}
}
The role of chronic viral infection in the etiopathogenesis of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) has generated considerable research. Enteroviruses were the favorite candidates as etiologic agents of IDC. However, enteroviruses were rarely demonstrated in affected hearts. We investigated whether enteroviral infection persists in the heart and in extracardiac sites, particularly in skeletal muscle, in patients with IDC. Blood and myocardial and skeletal muscle samples were collected at… CONTINUE READING

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