DOI: 10.1590/s0066-782x2005000200014 View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: The patient is a 60-year-old female with functional class III/ IV (NYHA) heart failure of an immunomediated etiology (autoimmune myocarditis). After unsuccessful therapeutic attempts, intravenous immunoglobulin was used, leading to deterioration in renal function, a rare complication of that therapy. After hemodialysis, the patient's renal function was restored, and the chronic heart failure improved to functional class I.Myocardites constitute a group of diseases characterized by immuno-inflammatory aggressio… Show more

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