Antimicrobial agents for myocarditis: target the pathway, not the pathogen

Blauwet, Lori A.; Cooper, Leslie T.
April 2010
Heart;Apr2010, Vol. 96 Issue 7, p494
Academic Journal
The article reports on the use of antimicrobial agents to treat myocarditis. Antiviral agents, such as interferon beta and pleconaril, have been applied to treat chronic and acute viral myocarditis in small case series. It states that most therapeutic strategies that have aimed autoimmune and postviral inflammation have searched to suppress adaptive immune components in the setting of giant cell and lymphocytic myocarditis.


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