March 1, 2008
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Myocarditis may have a wide variety of etiologies and presentations and the clinician must have an awareness of this disease process to adequately screen patients. Although viral infections are the most common etiology, noninfectious etiologies also may occur. This article provides a review of the diverse presentation, assessment, and management of a child with myocarditis.
Physicians need to understand the pathophysiology, preventative strategies, and acute management of patients with altitude sickness. This article presents an overview of the spectrum of altitude illness, diagnosis, and current management strategies, as well as preventative strategies.