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Rare Myocarditis Following Acute Metapneumovirus Infection

Ankit Bhatia, Sharad Joshi, Nitesh Tayal

Keywords : Human metapneumovirus, Myocarditis, Pneumonia

Citation Information : Bhatia A, Joshi S, Tayal N. Rare Myocarditis Following Acute Metapneumovirus Infection. 2023; 2 (1):19-20.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11006-0041

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-03-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


A paramyxovirus known as human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a known causative organism for respiratory tract infections in children. Extrapulmonary manifestations, including cardiac complications, particularly in adults, are very rare. Only two cases of HMPV-causing myocarditis have been cited in the literature in adults. We describe a case of a 53-year-old male diagnosed with severe myocarditis after an episode of infection by HMPV. He was managed conservatively and recovered fully in 1 week time. This is only the third case of HMPV-induced myocarditis in adults. With the emergence of advances in diagnostic technology, viruses like HMPV are rapidly becoming known as significant pathogens in adults also.

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