Viral myocarditis: from experimental models to molecular diagnosis in patients

@article{Pankuweit2013ViralMF,
  title={Viral myocarditis: from experimental models to molecular diagnosis in patients},
  author={Sabine Pankuweit and Karin Klingel},
  journal={Heart Failure Reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={683-702}
}
Cardiotropic viruses have been implicated as major pathogenetic agents in acute and chronic forms of myocarditis. By the introduction of molecular tools, such as (RT-) polymerase chain reaction ((RT-) PCR) and in situ hybridization in the diagnosis of inflammatory heart disease, genomes of various RNA and DNA viruses comprising enteroviruses, adenoviruses, parvovirus B19 (B19V) and herpesviruses (EBV, HHV6, HCMV) were detected in endomyocardial biopsies of patients with myocarditis and dilated… 

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