Pediatric Nonviral Myocarditis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Mar 30, 2015
  • Author: Stuart Berger, MD; Chief Editor: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of myocarditis include the following:

  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Kawasaki disease

  • Myocardial infarction in childhood

  • Malignant pericardial effusion

  • Bacterial pericarditis

  • Constrictive pericarditis

  • Viral pericarditis

  • Rheumatic fever

  • Rheumatic heart disease

  • Rickettsial infection

Differential Diagnoses