Myocarditis in mixed connective tissue disease: clinical and pathologic study of three cases and review of the literature.


The clinical course and cardiac pathology of three adults with MCTD who developed myocarditis and that of two other previously reported cases are reviewed. The patients presented with cardiomegaly, congestive heart failure, ventricular arrhythmias, and elevated serum CPK MB fraction. Except for more frequent episodes of serositis and less prevalent… (More)


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