Influenza myocarditis is an underappreciated and severe complication of influenza infection, estimated to be present in about 10% of all influenza cases. We present a case of a woman who precipitously died of fulminant influenza myocarditis and then review the historical data, literature and expert recommendations for suspecting and managing influenza myocarditis.
- cardiovascular medicine
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Contributors NS prepared the discussion and figure and drafted the manuscript for submission. SS prepared the case section. MC advised both writers on writing and content and edited all sections.
Funding This study was funded by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University (839345).
Competing interests None declared.
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