Autoimmun Rev 2017 Aug 29;16(8):811-816. Epub 2017 May 29.
Département de Médecine Interne et Immunologie Clinique, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, F-75013 Paris, France; Département Hospitalo-Universitaire I2B, UPMC Univ Paris 06, F-75013 Paris, France; INSERM, UMR 7211, F-75005 Paris, France; CNRS, UMR 7211, F-75005 Paris, France; INSERM, UMR_S 959, F-75013 Paris, France. Electronic address:
Myocarditis is a major cause of heart disease in young patients and a common precursor of heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy. Some auto-immune and/or auto-inflammatory diseases may be accompanied by myocarditis, such as sarcoidosis, Behçet's disease, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, myositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus. However, data concerning myocarditis in such auto-immune and/or auto-inflammatory diseases are sparse. Read More