MUMPS MYOCARDITIS AS A CAUSE OF NEONATAL CARDIOGENIC SHOCK
The mothers may be infected during pregnancy with infectious agents. Mumps induced myocarditis, especially endocardial fibroelastosis, was previously a common disease of infants but is rare now. A 25 day old male infant admitted to the intensive care of our hospital because of cardiogenic shock. Further studies revealed ischemic electrocardiograms, poor ventricular function, and positive results by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique for mumps virus. Regarding this case, although is very rare but mumps myocarditis should be included in the differential diagnosis of left ventricular dysfunction in neonatal period.