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What can be done for a child with viral myocarditis?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Viral myocarditis
This disease is caused by a virus; there is no specific treatment for the virus, which willl slowly go away by itself but will leave varying amounts of damage.
Your doctors will focus on managing resulting symtpoms of heart failure and/or arrhythmias in the acute phase and later. Children, who do not have degenerative heart disease as well, usually do better than adults.

In brief: Viral myocarditis
This disease is caused by a virus; there is no specific treatment for the virus, which willl slowly go away by itself but will leave varying amounts of damage.
Your doctors will focus on managing resulting symtpoms of heart failure and/or arrhythmias in the acute phase and later. Children, who do not have degenerative heart disease as well, usually do better than adults.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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