• form of myocarditis
  • Accordingly, the suggestion by Okabe and colleagues that HCV not only has a tropism to myocardial cells but also can replicate in them and may play a role in the development of an unusual form of myocarditis should be interpreted cautiously because of the limited case numbers studied and the possible false positivity in detecting negative strands of HCV RNA. (ahajournals.org)
  • It is distinguished from the other form of myocarditis which is caused by other types of white blood cell, lymphocytes and monocytes, as well as two respective descendants of these cells, NK cells and macrophages. (wikipedia.org)
  • forms of myocarditis
  • The specific treatment (i.e. treatment other than measures to support the cardiovascular system) of eosinphilic myocarditis differs from the specific treatment of other forms of myocarditis in that it focus on relieving the underling reason for the excessively high numbers and hyperactivity of eosinophils as well as on inhibiting the pathological actions of these cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • active myocarditis
  • 10 Active myocarditis is characterized by an inflammatory cellular infiltrate with evidence of myocyte necrosis ( Figure 1 ), whereas borderline myocarditis demonstrates an inflammatory cellular infiltrate without evidence of myocyte injury ( Figure 2 ). (ahajournals.org)
  • Although their findings are interesting and the association of HCV infection with chronic active myocarditis may be true, controversial issues still exist that should be carefully addressed before drawing a final conclusion. (ahajournals.org)
  • We appreciate the comments of Drs Kao and Hwang regarding the reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) we used for genomic analysis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) R1 in 3 patients with chronic active myocarditis. (ahajournals.org)
  • heterogeneous
  • 8 The wide variety of etiologies implicated in myocarditis and its heterogeneous clinical presentations 5,7,9 have impeded patient identification and consensus on the most appropriate diagnostic criteria. (ahajournals.org)
  • findings
  • On the basis of the histologie findings and molecular biology study results, myocarditis was treated with prednisome for a short period (1 mg/kg/d 4for 4 days tapered to 0.33 mg/kg/d for the following 4 days) in order to limit a possible worsening of psychosis. (redorbit.com)
  • pathological
  • The Dallas pathological criteria, published in 1986, served as the first attempt to develop standardized diagnostic guidelines for the histopathological classification of myocarditis. (ahajournals.org)
  • Giant
  • Giant cell myocarditis is a rare disorder characterized pathologically by the presence of a mixed inflammatory infiltrate containing lymphocytes, plasma cells, macrophages, and eosinophils along with numerous giant cells. (ahajournals.org)
  • include
  • Some of the companies and universities having the pipeline of myocarditis include Targeted Cell Therapies, LLC, Vycellix, Inc., Stanford University, and others. (psmarketresearch.com)