Leukocytic infiltrates in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. A source of confusion with active myocarditis.

The histologic criteria for the endomyocardial biopsy diagnosis of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) and active idiopathic/viral myocarditis are unclear. The present study was undertaken to characterize the nature of the inflammatory cell infiltrates in IDCM and thereby refine the differential diagnostic criteria for distinguishing IDCM from… CONTINUE READING