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Is a 2 year old with congenital heart disease (repaired coarctation) more susceptible to myocarditis? 5th disease is going round his nursery..

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not more susceptible

If he had an isolated coarctation of the aorta then he is at no greater risk.
Some babies with complex types of CHD also have related immune issues which would put them at greater risk - this is not usually the case with a "simple" coarctation.

In brief: Not more susceptible

If he had an isolated coarctation of the aorta then he is at no greater risk.
Some babies with complex types of CHD also have related immune issues which would put them at greater risk - this is not usually the case with a "simple" coarctation.
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Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics

In brief: Uncommon

5th disease is very common but its complications are uncommon.
Due to his condition, it may be prudent if possible to keep him out and final alternate child care till there are no more cases in his room. Coarctation repair done early should not lead to any myocardial damage or dysfunction, just as aFYI

In brief: Uncommon

5th disease is very common but its complications are uncommon.
Due to his condition, it may be prudent if possible to keep him out and final alternate child care till there are no more cases in his room. Coarctation repair done early should not lead to any myocardial damage or dysfunction, just as aFYI
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