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