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- Serdar Kula, MD⁎ (, )
- Berna Canter, MD,
- Fatma Sedef Tunaoglu, MD and
- Rana Olgunturk, MD
- ↵⁎Gazi University, School of Medicine, 06500, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey
We read with interest the recent study by Eckart et al. (1) entitled “Incidence and Follow-Up of Inflammatory Cardiac Complications After Smallpox Vaccination.” Although smallpox is the most common vaccine that is associated with myocarditis, other vaccines have also been linked with myocarditis, such as diphtheria-tetanus-polio vaccine, tetanus vaccine alone, cholera, typhoid-cholera, and variola vaccines (2–6). In order to assess any relationship between smallpox vaccination and myocarditis more accurately, it would be essential to know what other vaccines were administered to the military personnel in the study. Moreover, was there any relationship between specific lot numbers and myocarditis?
- American College of Cardiology Foundation