High-dose immunoglobulin G therapy for fulminant myocarditis

Yutaka Takeda, Satoshi Yasuda, Shunichi Miyazaki, Satoshi Daikoku, Satoshi Nakatani, Hiroshi Nonogi

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Abstract

The cardiac function of an adult patient with fulminant myocarditis requiring a mechanical circulatory support was improved, along with the suppressed release of inflammatory mediators, after intravenous infusion with high-dose immunoglobulin. This therapy may have immunomodulatory effects and serve as a potential adjunctive therapy for patients with fulminant myocarditis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-872
Number of pages2
JournalJAPANESE CIRCULATION JOURNAL
Volume62
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Nov
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cytokines
  • Immune system, Immunoglobulin
  • Myocarditis
  • Nitric oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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