Epstein-Barr virus multi-organ attack in a twenty-year-old boy: myocarditis, pneumonia and hepatitis

 
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2007 (EN)
Epstein-Barr virus multi-organ attack in a twenty-year-old boy: myocarditis, pneumonia and hepatitis (EN)

M. Kitsanou, C.A. Economides, D. Patsouras, I. Goudevenos,E.V. Tsianos,, K.H. Katsanos, D. Christodoulou,

SUMMARY The case of a 20-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital with symptoms of two days, dyspnea, orthopnea, chest pain and fifteen days, cough and fever is presented. The patient was diagnosed with acute Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection with liver, lungs and myocardial involvement. He recovered completely within a 20 day period and remains in excellent health with no physical impairment or laboratory abnormalities. We comment on the diagnostic hallmarks of the EBV infection emphasizing physical examination, electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, chest X-ray and serologic tests. Moreover, we discuss clinical prognosis of EBV infection. To our knowledge this is one of the very rare cases of multi-organ EBV infection with myocardial, lungs and liver involvement. Key words: Epstein-Barr virus, myocarditis, pneumonia, hepatitis, liver. (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

2007-03-19


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 16, No 4 (2003) (EN)



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