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Title: Congenital toxoplasmic myocarditis: case report of an unusual presentation
Authors: Garcia, Aparecida Gomes Pinto
Torres, Aurea C.
Pegado, Claudia S.
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Fernandes Figueira. Departamento de Patologia Perinatal. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Fernandes Figueira. Departamento de Patologia Perinatal. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Fernandes Figueira. Departamento de Patologia Perinatal. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Abstract: Extensive calcification of the heart, involving predominantly the right ventricle and interventricular septum, was observed in a 3-h-old baby. The aetiology of the condition was attributed to infection by toxoplasma gondii, based on the presence of several visceral lesions allied to the identification of the microorganism. The case is reported in view of the rarity of the type lesion. It is considered that calcification of the myocardium is secondary to vascular, inflamatory or toxic condition. The factors implicated in the pathogenesis of this unusual myocardial lesion are discussed.
DeCS: Toxoplasmose - etiologia
Septos Cardíacos
Miocárdio - patologia
Gravidez
Recém-Nascido
Issue Date: 1985
Citation: GARCIA, Aparecida Gomes Pinto; TORRES, Aurea C.; PEGADO, Claudia S. Congenital toxoplasmic myocarditis: case report of an unusual presentation. Annals of tropical paediatrics, London, v. 5, p. 227-230, 1985.
ISSN: 0272-4936
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