Enteroviral sepsis and ischemic cardiomyopathy in a neonate: case report and review of literature

ASAIO J. Sep-Oct 2008;54(5):554-5. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e3181877fc5.

Abstract

Neonatal entero-viral sepsis is a rare but fulminant infection with multisystem involvement, often presenting with hepatitis, meningo-encephalitis, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and myocarditis. Neonatal myocarditis often proves fatal. We report here a case of neonatal enteroviral myocarditis with multisystem organ failure and ischemic cardiomyopathy that was managed medically.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Calcinosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Calcinosis / pathology*
  • Cardiomegaly / diagnostic imaging
  • Cardiomyopathies / diagnostic imaging
  • Cardiomyopathies / pathology*
  • Cardiotonic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Diuretics / therapeutic use
  • Enterovirus Infections* / diagnosis
  • Enterovirus Infections* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnosis
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / therapy
  • Length of Stay
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Sepsis* / diagnosis
  • Sepsis* / therapy
  • Sepsis* / virology
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography

Substances

  • Cardiotonic Agents
  • Diuretics