Mumps of the Heart
Clinical and Pathologic Features
The clinical and pathologic findings of a patient who died from diffuse myocardial disease 8 months after an attack of mumps is presented. His illness was complicated by myocarditis, meningoencephalitis, pancreatitis, and orchitis. A study of past reports discloses that electrocardiographic evidence of myocardial involvement in mumps is common, that clinical evidence of myocardial involvement is unusual, and that death from myocardial involvement is extremely rare.
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