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Disease Myocarditis

Name Myocarditis
Synonyms Carditis | Myocarditides
Definition Inflammatory processes of the muscular walls of the heart (MYOCARDIUM) which result in injury to the cardiac muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Manifestations range from subclinical to sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN). Myocarditis in association with cardiac dysfunction is classified as inflammatory CARDIOMYOPATHY usually caused by INFECTION, autoimmune diseases, or responses to toxic substances. Myocarditis is also a common cause of DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY and other cardiomyopathies.
Categories Cardiovascular disease
MeSH® ID D009205
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DiseasesCardiovascular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Heart Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Cardiomyopathies Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Myocarditis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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