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2022 Dec 09

Clin Microbiol Infect

Myocarditis in monkeypox-infected patients: a case series.


Dumont M, Guilhou T, Gerin M, Frémont-Goudot G, Nivose P-L, Koubbi A, Joly V, Bouadma L, Yazdanpanah Y, André M-H, de La Porte des Vaux C
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2022 Dec 09.
PMID: 36509373.


Monkeypox, a zoonotic orthopoxvirus, has spread to many countries in recent months, involving mostly men who have sex with men (MSM) with multiple partners. Clinical presentation includes skin lesions, systemic signs, and less frequently skin superinfections, or ano-rectal and ophthalmic involvements. We aim to detail cases of myocarditis attributable to monkeypox, an entity that has been poorly described.