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What causes inflammation of the heart? Is it from some infection?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Multiple causes

Infection, especially with viruses can cause heart inflammation.
Bacterial infections, especially of the valves also cause inflammation. Any heart attack has attendant inflammation. Auto-immune diseases, e.g. Lupus can also cause heart inflammation. Rheumatic fever is an other example of heart inflammation.

In brief: Multiple causes

Infection, especially with viruses can cause heart inflammation.
Bacterial infections, especially of the valves also cause inflammation. Any heart attack has attendant inflammation. Auto-immune diseases, e.g. Lupus can also cause heart inflammation. Rheumatic fever is an other example of heart inflammation.
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