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Hypersensitivity myocarditis caused by an allergic reaction to cefaclor

Wilson, G J
Bohn, D
Benson, L
Published in The Journal of Pediatrics. 1998, vol. 132, no. 1, p. 172-3
Abstract An adolescent girl was seen with acute heart failure 6 days after the onset of a viral illness and otitis media treated with cefaclor. An endomyocardial biopsy specimen revealed active myocarditis with an eosinophilic infiltrate typical of hypersensitivity myocarditis. The patient showed dramatic improvement within 48 hours after withdrawal of the drug and administration of corticosteroids and immunoglobulin.
Keywords BiopsyCefaclor/adverse effectsCephalosporins/adverse effectsChildDrug Hypersensitivity/diagnosis/etiologyFemaleHumansMyocarditis/chemically induced/pathology
PMID: 9470025
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BEGHETTI, Maurice et al. Hypersensitivity myocarditis caused by an allergic reaction to cefaclor. In: Journal of Pediatrics, 1998, vol. 132, n° 1, p. 172-3. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:74624

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