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is it common to get acute myocarditis after a common cold? specifically, more than likely a rhinovirus. if so, is mortality high?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Myocarditis is a rare disease, but not extremely rare. It does happen to people, but it is hard to find any exact numbers about it. Maybe one's chances of getting it are 1 in 5000 or 1 in 10000 people... these are just rough estimates. Likewise, it's not known how many cases are happening after Rhinovirus infections.

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