Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Myocarditis in Children

Adam Putschoegl, Scott Auerbach

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Abstract

Myocarditis in the pediatric population can be a challenging diagnosis to make and often requires utilization of multiple diagnostic modalities. The cause is often due to a viral infection with activation of the innate and acquired immune response with either recovery or disease progression. Laboratory testing often includes inflammatory markers, cardiac troponin levels, and natriuretic peptides. Noninvasive testing should include electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, and possibly an MRI. Treatment of myocarditis remains controversial with most providers using immune modulators with intravenous immunoglobulin and corticosteroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)855-874
Number of pages20
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Volume67
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Etiology
  • Myocarditis
  • Pediatrics
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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