Acute Fulminant Myocarditis in a Pediatric Patient With COVID-19 Infection

Pediatrics. 2020 Aug;146(2):e20201509. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-1509.


The majority of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) display pulmonary disease; however, a significant portion of patients have cardiac injury as well, with a high incidence of myocarditis documented in the adult population. Pediatric disease from COVID-19 has been relatively rare, and no cases of virus-related cardiac disease have been published. We present a case of an adolescent girl with fulminant myocarditis with complete heart block, elevated troponin I levels, and severely depressed systolic function in the setting of COVID-19 infection.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Child
  • Coronavirus Infections*
  • Coronavirus*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myocarditis*
  • Pandemics*
  • Pneumonia, Viral*
  • SARS-CoV-2