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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017, Article ID 7074508, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7074508
Case Report

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Associated Myocarditis Requiring Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Aditya Shah; moc.htlaehetacovda@hahs.aytida

Received 30 January 2017; Revised 19 March 2017; Accepted 29 March 2017; Published 8 May 2017

Academic Editor: Peter Olumese

Copyright © 2017 Anamaria Milas 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

Severe fulminant myocarditis causing cardiogenic shock can be a rapidly progressing, life threatening condition. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very rare infectious culprit infrequently described in medical literature as a cause of myocarditis, particularly in adults. We present a case of acute fulminant myocarditis in a patient with PCR positive RSV infection requiring venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO).