Lymphocytic myocarditis after lung transplantation JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION Weinkauf, J., Walia, R., Berry, G. J., Vagelos, R., Faul, J. L. 2005; 24 (8): 1163-1165


This study reports the development of lymphocytic myocarditis in a bilateral lung allograft recipient. A 23-year-old woman developed congestive heart failure and severe left ventricular dysfunction 32 months after a bilateral lung allograft for cystic fibrosis. She had taken oral acyclovir for infectious mononucleosis that was diagnosed 11 months previously. Her viral load for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) increased, and an echocardiogram revealed a left ventricular ejection fraction of 25% and endomyocardial biopsy revealed lymphocytic myocarditis. She received valacyclovir (1 g x 3 times daily) and made a full recovery 6 months later.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.healun.2004.07.012

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