Fulminant cytomegalovirus myocarditis in an immunocompetent host: Resolution with oral valganciclovir

Santosh K. Padala, Anupam Kumar, Sandeep Padala

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Abstract

We report a case of fulminant myocarditis after a primary cytomegalovirus infection, in a previously healthy 72-year-old woman. The infection underwent clinical and immunologic resolution consequent to treatment with oral valganciclovir. In an immunocompetent host, the primary cytomegalovirus infection is usually asymptomatic or manifests itself as a heterophile-negative mononucleosis-like syndrome. Cytomegalovirus myocarditis is uncommon in immunocompetent patients. After presenting our case, we review the literature on cytomegalovirus myocarditis in immunocompetent individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-529
Number of pages7
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antiviral agents/therapeutic use
  • Cytomegalovirus infections/ drug therapy
  • Immunocompetence
  • Myocarditis/etiology
  • Valganciclovir

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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