Myocarditis and pericarditis

Case definition & guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data

S. Kristen Sexson Tejtel, Flor M. Munoz, Iyad Al-Ammouri, Fabio Savorgnan, Rama K. Guggilla, Najwa Khuri-Bulos, Lee Phillips, Renata J.M. Engler.

The current case definitions for myocarditis and pericarditis as an AEFI were developed building on experience and lessons learnt, as well as a comprehensive literature review. Considerations of other etiologies and causal relationships are outside the scope of this document.

SPEAC has developed Companion Guides that contain resources and tools specific to the events described in the case definitions.