Myocarditis

Myocarditis occurs when a virus (or, more rarely, a bacteria or fungus) infects the body, causing an inflammation of the heart muscle. Myocarditis can also be caused by an adverse reaction to certain medicines, such as chemotherapy drugs, and exposure to some chemicals.

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