What are the causes of myocarditis?

Myocarditis. The specific cause of myocarditis is often not identified, but there are numerous potential causes including infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites), connective tissue and autoimmune diseases, and medications, to name some.

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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...

Could you please tell me what causes acute myocarditis?

Viral infections. Viral infections like coxsackievirus, parvovirus, and even HIV are believed to be the most common cause of acute myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle which results in heart dysfunction). Autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, environmental toxins, drugs like certain antibiotics, alcohol, and cocaine, and radiation are other potential etiologies. . Read more...
Lots of causes.. But commonly viral ---Coxsackie (A, B), Adenovirus, Influenza (A, B), Herpes simplex, Cytomegalovirus, Varicella-zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Mumps, Rubella, Rubeola, Vaccinia, Rabies, Coronavirus, Hepatitis B, HIV. Other casues include bacteria, parasites, fungi, protozoa, autoimmune, drugs (cardiotoxins), radiation, some systemic disorders (e.g. thyrotoxicosis,s arcoidosis). Read more...

What is the most common cause of myocarditis and how to prevent it?

Idiopathic. Most causes are actually unknown, hence this term idiopathic. But in reality most commonly this is felt to be the complication of many different types of infections particularly viruses. Unfortunatley, you can't readily prevent many viral infections besides optimizing your immune system, so eat health, be active, sleep well and be good about hygeine!! Best of luck. . Read more...