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Do a lot of people get myocarditis?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Maybe
Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscles) may occur from a variety of sources.
In addition to viral infections there are bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and other inciting organisms. In addition one can have cancerous myocarditis and also a variety of metabolic conditions can also cause this (hemochromatosis, e.g.). Cannot calculate the overall frequency with which these occur.

In brief: Maybe
Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscles) may occur from a variety of sources.
In addition to viral infections there are bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and other inciting organisms. In addition one can have cancerous myocarditis and also a variety of metabolic conditions can also cause this (hemochromatosis, e.g.). Cannot calculate the overall frequency with which these occur.
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