Journal Article

Myocarditis after Smallpox Vaccination: A Case Report

G. Saurina, Syed Shirazi, J. Michael Lane, Brenda Daniel and Laura DiEugenia

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 1, pages 145-146
Published in print July 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/377178
Myocarditis after Smallpox Vaccination: A Case Report

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A 20-year-old airman (US Air Force) developed myocarditis 8 days after smallpox vaccination. He was treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, and his symptoms promptly resolved. However, postvaccinial myocarditis can lead to serious complications and even death.

Journal Article.  1334 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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