Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. There is a variety of causes, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, toxic substances, and allergic reactions. mild inflammations that affect only a small portion of the heart may cause no signs, while generalized inflammations may cause congestive heart failure or fatal disturbances of the heart rhythm. Determination of the cause of myocarditis is often difficult.
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