CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(02): 142-143
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703785
Case Report

IDIOPATHIC GIANT CELL MYOCARDITIS PRESENTING AS SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH- A RARE CASE REPORT

Harish S. Permi
1  Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018. Karnataka, India
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Abstract:

Idiopathic giant cell myocarditis is a disease of relatively young, predominantly healthy adults which is usually known to cause death in more than half of the cases of sudden death due to heart failure and ventricular arrhythmia. The typical histological features are myocardial necrosis and a rich cellular infiltration of lymphocytes, macrophages, eosinophils, plasma cells and multinucleated giant cells. We report a rare case of idiopathic giant cell myocarditis in a 32 year old healthy male who died suddenly and stress the need to consider as one of the cause of unexplained death in young adults on autopsy.



Publication History

Publication Date:
24 April 2020 (online)

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