Persistent coxsackievirus infection: enterovirus persistence in chronic myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy.

@article{Chapman2008PersistentCI,
  title={Persistent coxsackievirus infection: enterovirus persistence in chronic myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Nora M Chapman and Karen S. Kim},
  journal={Current topics in microbiology and immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={323},
  pages={275-92}
}
Enteroviral infection of the heart has been noted in a significant proportion of cases of myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy. The presence of enterovirus RNA at stages of disease after acute infection and correlation of enterovirus replication with worse clinical outcome suggests continued replication of the virus is involved in the progression of the disease. This finding is mirrored by the murine model of coxsackievirus B3 myocarditis, in which virus persists through the evolution of the… CONTINUE READING
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