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J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Dec;39(12):4585-7.

Fatal myocarditis associated with acute parvovirus B19 and human herpesvirus 6 coinfection.

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  • 1Institut für Virologie, Medizinische Fakultät Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, 01307 Dresden, Germany.

Abstract

We report on the case of a healthy young boy who developed a fulminant myocarditis due to acute coinfection with erythrovirus (parvovirus B19) and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) in the absence of an antiviral immune response. We suggest that the HHV-6-induced immunosuppression enhanced dissemination of parvovirus B19, which led to fatal myocarditis.

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