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Case Reports in Hepatology
Volume 2015, Article ID 458056, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/458056
Case Report

Acute Viral Hepatitis E Is Associated with the Development of Myocarditis

1Department of Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), D-1 Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070, India
2Department of Cardiology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), D-1 Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070, India

Received 29 September 2014; Revised 13 December 2014; Accepted 16 December 2014

Academic Editor: Zu-Yau Lin

Copyright © 2015 M. Premkumar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Myocarditis, an inflammatory disease of heart muscle, is an important cause of dilated cardiomyopathy worldwide. Viral infection is an important cause of myocarditis. This condition presents with various symptoms, ranging from minimally symptomatic cases to fatal arrhythmia and cardiogenic shock, and may develop chronic myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy in some patients. We report the case of a 26-year-old patient with acute viral hepatitis E who developed symptomatic myocarditis. As far as we could search, this is probably the 3rd case report of this rare association.