alexa Abstract | Myocarditis in Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: A Case Report
ISSN: 2165-7920

Journal of Clinical Case Reports
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Abstract

Myocarditis is a serious manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. It is reported that 5-10% of the patients
present symptomatic myocarditis. However, myocarditis in mixed connective tissue disease is uncommon. Only a
few cases with mixed connective tissue disease patients who presented symptomatic myocarditis were reported.
We herein describe a patient with mixed connective tissue disease who developed acute myocarditis and responded
rapidly to steroids. Physician should be aware of myocarditis as one of the serious complications of mixed connective
tissue disease.

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Author(s): Yutaka Shinkawa, Masato Yagita and Masaaki Fujita

Keywords

Myocarditis, Mixed connective tissue disease, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Cardiac involvement, Medical Case Reports

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