J Pediatr Intensive Care 2017; 06(03): 209-213
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1598207
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Fulminant Influenza B Myocarditis in a Pediatric Patient

Amanda D. McCormick
1   Congenital Heart Center, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Nina Censoplano
2   Division of Critical Care Medicine, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Kurt R. Schumacher
1   Congenital Heart Center, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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14. November 2016

29. Dezember 2016

07. Februar 2017 (online)


Influenza B is a common viral illness in childhood. We report a 5-year-old previously healthy girl admitted with facial edema that developed severe acute myocarditis from influenza B infection. As her clinical course progressed, she ultimately developed severe, acute heart failure requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for support.

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