Myocardial infarction complicating neonatal enterovirus myocarditis

J Paediatr Child Health. 1999 Jun;35(3):309-12. doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1754.1999.00316.x.


A 10-week-old, 31-week gestation preterm boy re-presented with heart failure after an initial episode of neonatal aseptic meningitis with positive CSF enterovirus polymerase chain reaction. Investigation demonstrated global myocardial dysfunction with left ventricle posterolateral myocardial infarction. The boy's heart failure was controlled with medical treatment but his myocardial dysfunction persisted 9 months after presentation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Echocardiography
  • Enterovirus Infections / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Male
  • Meningitis, Aseptic / complications
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis
  • Myocardial Infarction / virology*
  • Myocarditis / complications*
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi


  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi