Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and MyocarditisCaused by Human Metapneumovirus in a Child

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Yakut K., Varan B., Erdoğan İ., Tokel N. K.

BEZMIALEM SCIENCE, vol.8, no.2, pp.212-214, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14235/bas.galenos.2020.3919
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.212-214
  • Keywords: Human metapneumovirus, myocarditis, child, SYNCYTIAL VIRUS
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Human metapneumovirus (hMPV), a recently described paramyxovirus, has commonly been associated with upper and lower respiratory tract infections in young children. Severe infections including cardiovascular disease associated with hMPV have been particularly reported in older and immunocompromised patients; however, there has been no previous report of hMPV causing myocarditis in a child. In this article, we present a rare case with acute respiratory distress syndrome and myocarditis associated with hMPV in a child.