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Clinical features and predictors of diphtheritic cardiomyopathy in Vietnamese children.

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BACKGROUND: Despite the availability of antitoxin and antibiotics, the mortality rate for diphtheria remains high, mostly because of cardiac complications. METHODS: During 1 year, 154 Vietnamese children with diphtheria admitted to a referral hospital were studied prospectively with clinical examination, including a simple pseudomembrane score, 12-lead and 24-hour electrocardiography, measurement of serum cardiac enzyme levels, and estimation of troponin T levels. RESULTS: Thirteen children ...

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10.1086/425305

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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume:
39
Issue:
11
Pages:
1591-1598
Publication date:
2004-12-05
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
URN:
uuid:c7174e5c-a3bc-41d0-a5b5-fbf5e5aca7ae
Source identifiers:
39397
Local pid:
pubs:39397

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