giant cell myocarditis


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gi·ant cell my·o·car·di·tis

acute isolated myocarditis characterized by infiltration by granulomas containing giant cells.
A severe, idiopathic, possibly autoimmune-related inflammatory heart disease of young, otherwise healthy adults, which may be a virally induced immune reaction to underlying encephalitis, hepatitis, infection, intoxication, nutritional defects, thymoma, thyroiditis, Wegener’s granulomatosis, etc.
Prognosis 70% mortality
Management Heart transplant
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The role of right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy for idiopathic giant cell myocarditis.
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