Three Cases of Acute Ketotic Diabetes Mellitus with Myocarditis: A Common Viral Origin?Br Med J 1974; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5934.781 (Published 28 September 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;3:781
- Philip Gibbs
Focal electrocardiographic abnormalities have been noted in three young adults who developed acute diabetes after an illness bearing the hallmarks of a viral infection. The persistent S-T and T wave changes were inexplicable in terms of acute electrolyte imbalance or ischaemic heart disease and were ascribed to viral myocarditis. The significance of this is discussed.