Idiopathic giant cell myocarditis - A case report and review of literature

ArticleinIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology 46(2):241-3 · May 2003with7 Reads
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    Abstract

    Idiopathic giant cell myocarditis (IGCM) is a rare clinicopathological entity which is usually known to cause in more than half the cases sudden death. The histological features are characteristic with a central area of myocardial necrosis and a rich cellular infiltration of lymphocytes with a few eosinophils, plasma cells, macrophages and multinucleated giant cells. We hereby report a case of IGCM in a 72 year old male with history of sudden death. This case is being presented for its rarity and a review of literature is made.