Pediatric myocarditis: presenting clinical characteristics.

  title={Pediatric myocarditis: presenting clinical characteristics.},
  author={Yamini Durani and Matthew Heinsen Egan and Jeanne Marie Baffa and Steven M. Selbst and Alan L. Nager},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={27 8},
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to characterize the clinical profiles of pediatric patients with acute myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) before diagnosis. METHODS A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to identify patients with myocarditis and DCM who presented over a 10-year span at 2 tertiary care pediatric hospitals. Patients were identified based on the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, diagnostic codes. RESULTS A total of 693… CONTINUE READING