Th1/Th2 balance alteration in the clinical course of a patient with acute viral myocarditis.


Cytokines have an important role in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of myocarditis. In this study, subsets of peripheral helper T lymphocytes (Th) in a patient with acute viral myocarditis were analyzed by 3-color flow cytometry. During the clinical course of myocarditis, the Th1/Th2 ratio of peripheral lymphocytes changed. Th1 was dominant in the… (More)