First evidence of the presence of adenovirus type 8 in myocardium of patients with severe idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy

Hosseini, Seyed Mohammad Javad and Mirhosseini, Seyed Mohsen and Taghian, Mehdi and Salehi, Mehrdad and Moshkani Farahani, Maryam and Bakhtiari, Fariba and Ghasemi‑Pirbaluti, Masoumeh and Motaghi, Ehsan (2018) First evidence of the presence of adenovirus type 8 in myocardium of patients with severe idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Arch Virol. pp. 2895-2897.

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Abstract

Previous studies have detected adenovirus and cytomegalovirus (CMV) in cardiac tissue of patients with myocarditis. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the frequency of these viruses, which may be involved in the development of severe dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Myocardial tissue from of 23 cardiac transplant candidates with acute idiopathic DCM below the age of 40 years were analyzed by amplification of adenovirus and CMV DNA and subsequent sequencing. Adenovirus was detected in four (17.4%) and CMV in one (4.3%) of the patients. All controls were negative for the presence of both viruses. Our study shows that myocardial infection with adenovirus may play an important role in the pathogenesis of severe DCM and suggests that vaccination against adenovirus might be helpful in decreasing the prevalence of severe idiopathic DCM. This is the first study in which adenovirus type 8 has been detected in the hearts of patients with DCM.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences Academic Groups > Department of Immunology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email nazari@skums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2018 08:03
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2019 06:08
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7158

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