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Diphtheritic Cardiomyopathy Risk Factors for Development

Purpose:

To evaluate a pediatric patient with diphtheria for the risk of diphtheritic cardiomyopathy based on the study of Kneen et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Cardiology
Pulmonology & Critical Care
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

risk factors, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

A36, I42

Description:

Kneen et al identified risk factors for cardiomyopathy associated with diphtheria in Vietnamese children. This can help identify patients who may require closer monitoring for cardiac arrhythmias. The authors are from the Centre for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England.

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