Inflammatory Heart Disease

  title={Inflammatory Heart Disease},
  author={Steven S. Mou and Michael C. McCrory},
  journal={Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children},
Abstract The etiology of inflammatory heart disease encompasses a wide array of pathologic processes, including infectious, rheumatic, autoimmune, toxic, allergic diseases, and idiopathic, among others. The manifestations of such disease usually present clinically with pericarditis or myocarditis, with or without pericardial effusion. Myocardial or pericardial involvement may be the primary, isolated component of the disease process or just one manifestation of a systemic, multiorgan disease… 

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