Occurrence and Features of Childhood Myocarditis : A Nationwide Study in Finland

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Arola , A , Pikkarainen , E , Sipilä , J O T , Pykäri , J , Rautava , P & Kytö , V 2017 , ' Occurrence and Features of Childhood Myocarditis : A Nationwide Study in Finland ' , Journal of the American Heart Association , vol. 6 , no. 11 , 005306 . https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.116.005306

Title: Occurrence and Features of Childhood Myocarditis : A Nationwide Study in Finland
Author: Arola, Anita; Pikkarainen, Essi; Sipilä, Jussi O. T.; Pykäri, Jouni; Rautava, Päivi; Kytö, Ville
Contributor: University of Helsinki, HYKS erva
Date: 2017-11
Language: eng
Number of pages: 7
Belongs to series: Journal of the American Heart Association
ISSN: 2047-9980
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/297094
Abstract: Background-Epidemiology of myocarditis in childhood is largely unknown. Men are known to have a higher incidence of myocarditis than women in adults aged Methods and Results-Data of all hospital admissions with myocarditis in Finland occurring in patients aged Conclusions-Myocarditis leading to hospital admission is relatively uncommon in children, but occurrence of myocarditis increases with age. There is no sex difference in the risk of myocarditis during the first 6 years of life, but boys have a significantly higher risk at ages 6 to 15 years.
Subject: epidemiology
infection
inflammation
myocarditis
DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
PEDIATRIC MYOCARDITIS
EUROPEAN-SOCIETY
CHILDREN
OUTCOMES
DIAGNOSIS
BIOPSY
GENDER
PREDICTORS
3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
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