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Can acute viral myocarditis be a congenital problem?In children?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

Acute infers that it is happening now and you won't see an intrauterine infection continuing into childhood.
The process burns itself out & you are left with residual heart damage. CMV,rubella, herpes, and other viruses can produce severe organ damage that is usually fatal prior to or soon after birth. Children that have an acute myocarditis in childhood acquire it in the months preceding symptoms

In brief: Yes and no

Acute infers that it is happening now and you won't see an intrauterine infection continuing into childhood.
The process burns itself out & you are left with residual heart damage. CMV,rubella, herpes, and other viruses can produce severe organ damage that is usually fatal prior to or soon after birth. Children that have an acute myocarditis in childhood acquire it in the months preceding symptoms
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Myocarditis

Probably yes. For example, CMV which is one of the more common causes of intrauterine virus infections with severe effecs on the fetus and infant, is well known to be able to cause myocarditis as well.
But this is quite rare.

In brief: Myocarditis

Probably yes. For example, CMV which is one of the more common causes of intrauterine virus infections with severe effecs on the fetus and infant, is well known to be able to cause myocarditis as well.
But this is quite rare.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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