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Spotting the complex tachycardia


A young man presented to the emergency department with ventricular tachyarrhythmia later attributed to varicella zoster myocarditis. Myocarditis has an unpredictable clinical sequelae, making it a difficult condition to diagnose and manage in the emergency setting. The inconsistent clinical presentations, risks and management are demonstrated through a review of the literature.

  • arrhythmia
  • chickenpox
  • diagnosis
  • myocarditis
  • varicella zoster

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