Myocardial ischaemia in a child infected with influenza B

Lars Grosse-Wortmann, Eberhard G. Muehler

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Cardiac involvement is a rare complication of infection by the influenza B virus. It usually presents with ventricular dysfunction, arrhythmias, or both. We report a 13-year-old boy with clinical, electrocardiographic, and laboratory findings of myocardial ischaemia during an otherwise silent acute infection with influenza B. Coronary endothelial injury constituted a potential underlying mechanism, and microthrombosis was promoted by high levels of lipoprotein(a) in the serum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-228
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the young
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Lipoprotein(a)
  • Myocarditis
  • Viral infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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