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

Full Text via DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-1509 PMID: 32747591 Web of Science: 000562983100065

Cited authors

  • Lara, Diego; Young, Thomas; Del Toro, Kamill; Chan, Victor; Ianiro, Cora; Hunt, Kenneth; Kleinmahon, Jake


  • In this case report, we detail the first known pediatric case of COVID-19-related myocarditis and provide a review of the literature. 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 date

  • 2020

Published in


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-4005


  • 146


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