parainfluenza

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Sudden adult deaths due to acute myocarditis- The culprit- ? parainfluenza type 2 virus / post streptococcal infection. Parainfluenza virus is usually associated with mild illnesses, like croup or laryngeotracheobronchitis. This patient also had streptococcal skin infection. Malnutrition and overcrowding is a fertile breeding ground for any type of infection.