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Am J Cardiol. 1999 Oct 15;84(8):946-50, A7.

Usefulness of antimyosin antibody imaging for the detection of active rheumatic myocarditis.

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Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA. Narula@auhs.edu

Abstract

Myocarditis constitutes an important component of rheumatic carditis. Antimyosin scintigraphy, which allows noninvasive assessment of myocyte damage, can be used for documentation of cardiac involvement in patients with rheumatic fever where clinical diagnosis is not unequivocal.

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