Acute myocarditis following varicella zoster infection in an immunocompetent adolescent: An uncommon complication

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Azak E., Cetin İ. İ.

Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria, vol.118, no.3, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 118 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5546/aap.2020.eng.e284
  • Journal Name: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Adolescent, Myocarditis, Varicella zoster virus
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


© 2020 Sociedad Argentina de Pediatria. All rights reserved.Myocarditis is a serious complication of varicella zoster virus infection. A 15 year-old boy was admitted to the Emergency Department for chest pain, tachycardia and hypotension. An electrocardiogram showed sinus tachyicardia. Cardiac biomarkers were elevated and echocardiography revealed left ventricular apical, inferolateral, septal hypokinesis, and mitral regurgitation. Varicella zoster virus serum immunoglobulin M antibody was positive. The patient was discharged without any sequelae.