Which histologic findings are characteristic of dilated cardiomyopathy during pregnancy or in AIDS-related myocarditis?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE  more...
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Answer

Peripartum myocarditis may be a variant of lymphocytic myocarditis and worsens during pregnancy. In AIDS-related myocarditis, inflammatory infiltrates are observed in cardiac tissue, usually consisting of CD8+ T lymphocytes.


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