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February 1974

Complete Heart Block and Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Infection

Author Affiliations

St. Louis
From the departments of pediatrics (Drs. Bairan, Cherry, and Fagan) and surgery (Dr. Codd), St. Louis University School of Medicine; and the Infectious Disease Unit, Bidwill Research Center, Cardinal Glennon Memorial Hospital for Children, St. Louis. Dr. Cherry is now with the University of California, Los Angeles.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;127(2):264-265. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110210114017

A 3-year-old boy developed acute complete atrioventricular block in association with virologic and serologic evidence of respiratory syncytial viral infection. Although respiratory disease resulting from respiratory syncytial viral infection is common, cardiac involvement has been noted on only one previous occasion.