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dc.titleSuccessful clearance of human parainfluenza virus type 2 viraemia with intravenous ribavirin and immunoglobulin in a patient with acute myocarditis
dc.contributor.authorKalimuddin, S.
dc.contributor.authorSessions, O.M.
dc.contributor.authorHou, Y.
dc.contributor.authorOoi, E.E.
dc.contributor.authorSim, D.
dc.contributor.authorCumaraswamy, S.
dc.contributor.authorTan, T.E.
dc.contributor.authorLai, S.H.
dc.contributor.authorLow, C.Y.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-06T03:01:45Z
dc.date.available2016-09-06T03:01:45Z
dc.date.issued2013-01
dc.identifier.citationKalimuddin, S., Sessions, O.M., Hou, Y., Ooi, E.E., Sim, D., Cumaraswamy, S., Tan, T.E., Lai, S.H., Low, C.Y. (2013-01). Successful clearance of human parainfluenza virus type 2 viraemia with intravenous ribavirin and immunoglobulin in a patient with acute myocarditis. Journal of Clinical Virology 56 (1) : 37-40. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2012.10.005
dc.identifier.issn13866532
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/126597
dc.description.abstractHuman parainfluenza virus (HPIV) infection as an aetiology of acute viral myocarditis is rare, with only few cases reported in the literature to date. Here we report a case of fulminant HPIV-2 myocarditis in a 47 year-old man with viraemia who was successfully treated with intravenous ribavirin and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). There are currently no recommendations on the treatment of HPIV myocarditis. We are, to our knowledge, the first to report a patient with a documented HPIV-2 viraemia that subsequently cleared after the initiation of antiviral therapy. Although it is difficult to definitively attribute the patient's clinical improvement to ribavirin or IVIG alone, our case does suggest that clinicians may wish to consider initiating ribavirin and IVIG in patients with HPIV myocarditis and persistent viraemia not responding to supportive measures alone. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectHuman parainfluenza virus
dc.subjectMyocarditis
dc.subjectRibavirin
dc.subjectViraemia
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentDUKE-NUS GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL S'PORE
dc.contributor.departmentMICROBIOLOGY
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.jcv.2012.10.005
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Clinical Virology
dc.description.volume56
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page37-40
dc.description.codenJCVIF
dc.identifier.isiut000312885600008
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