Top 20 Doctor insights on: Lymphocytic myocarditis

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How does someone get lymphocytic myocarditis?

How does someone get lymphocytic myocarditis?

Viral myocarditis: No such thing. Sounds more like viral myocarditis when lymphocytes invade the heart muscle. Can be the result of a respiratory infection. ...Read more

Dr. Vipin Khetarpal
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Myocarditis (Definition)

Inflammation of the middle layer ...Read more


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How do you get lymphocytic myocarditis is it an infection?

How do you get lymphocytic myocarditis is it an infection?

Complicates "cold": Many cases of lymphocytic myocarditis are probably caused by the coxsackie virus, which produces mild viral illnesses most of the time. Some people, for unknown reasons, have it travel to the heart, or it may excite an immune response. South of the border, lymphocytic myocarditis is often chagas' trypanosomiasis. ...Read more

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If teens get lymphocytic myocarditis, how long it takes to worsen to heart failure?

Variable course: Lymphocytic myocarditis can take various courses and does not necessarily progress to heart failure. On the other hand it can be very aggressive. I am unaware of a good way to predict the course in an individual patient. ...Read more

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If teens get lymphocytic myocarditis, how long it takes to worsen to heart failure?

Every person unique: I urge you to contact your cardiologist. They are the only doctors in a position to evaluate you child and determine how quickly the condition is changing, if at all. ...Read more

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How common is myocarditis?

How common is myocarditis?

Rare but: More common with HIV positive patients. Since myocarditis is often due to a viral illness, many patients give a history of symptoms consistent with a recent viral infection, including fever, rash, diarrhea, joint pains, and easy fatigueability. Myocardial inflammation can be suspected on the basis of electrocardiographic (ECG) results, elevated c-reactive protein (CRP) and/or erythrocyte sed rates. ...Read more

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Can myocarditis hereditary?

No: Myocarditis is not really a genetic disease. Genetic factors passed on to children can make them more susceptible. ...Read more

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At what age does myocarditis occur?

Any age: It may occur at any time, from infants to the elderly. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for myocarditis?

Depends on what: Cannot answer the question unless know what is causing the myocarditis. As in prior answer there are many possibities including viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc. As infectious causes and several non-infectious causes as well. ...Read more

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Can myocarditis happen without any symptons?

Myocarditis: Myocarditis can occur with minimal or no symptoms. The usual trigger is a virus. Some patients may go on to recover completely, some partially, and some may not recover and have heart failure. Those patients may be diagnosed at a later point in time and the etiology is felt to be a viral myocarditis resulting in heart failure. ...Read more

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How many cases of myocarditis occur a year?

Varies: The actual number varies by country and age. We believe there are many cases which are never identified and go away on their own. The best estimate I have seen is 1 case a year for every 10, 000 people. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myocarditis female 24?

Myocarditis: This is an inflammatory process that affects the heart muscle. It can be associated with various forms of chest pain, fever or shortness of breath. One can also see irregularities in the heart rhythm (I.e. Palpitations etc) ...Read more

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What are the signs to look out for myocarditis?

What are the signs to look out for myocarditis?

Myocarditis: Hi!, in young people it is usually found after a recent viral infection. Patients could have fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, loss of stamina, to name a few. See your Doctor soon or go to the ER if your symptoms get worse or you have chest pain or shortness of breath. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Can someone explain what myocarditis is and how it develops?

Mostly viral: The most common cause is viral. There are other reasons - radiation idiopathic trauma etc - uncommon ...Read more

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Hellllp scared I have myocarditis suffer aniexty would I know if I had it?

Hellllp scared I have myocarditis suffer aniexty would I know if I had it?

Sounds like it: From your question asked! Anxiety is difficult to manage when you don't know what it is, and easier to manage if you can have some coping skills to help you ease into your worrying. First of all take a deep breath, slow your racing mind/thoughts down, and keep breathing slowly & relax your mind in thinking only of your breath now. Don't let your thoughts overrun you. See your PCP for more advice. ...Read more

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What causes acute myocarditis?

Myocarditis: Most commonly acute myocarditis is causes by a virus. There are other infectious causes such as bacteria or fungus but these are less common. There are also other causes, but again these are much more rare. ...Read more

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Toothache am I at risk of myocarditis?

Toothache am I at risk of myocarditis?

Not likely: There is no myocarditis reported by studies or by people with toothache yet. ...Read more

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High pulse 106 high temp petrified myocarditis reasure me????

Previous history??: Did you have previous myocarditis? or risk factors? Such as drug abuse including alcohol, auto immune diseases, or family history?
Otherwise fever and elevated pulse can be caused by other more common infection and inflammation, like upper respiratory infection or soft tissue infection --
Have you seen a doctor? If not, go see one now!! ...Read more

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Would a ECG show myocarditis?

Would a ECG show myocarditis?

Often it does. .: Typically there ARE changes on the electrocardiogram in myocarditis: diffuse T wave inversions and saddle-shaped ST segment elevations. Other common blood tests including C-reactive protein, sed rate, & myocardial damage markers may be positive. The only 100% accurate diagnostic test of myocarditis is a myocardial biopsy--biopsy of the heart lining and muscle done via angiography. ...Read more

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