The Evaluation of Oxidative Stress in the Young Adults with COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Induced Acute Pericarditis- Myopericarditis.

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Dursun A. D., Saricam E., Sariyildiz G. T., Iscanli M. D., Cantekin Ö. F.

International journal of general medicine, vol.15, pp.161-167, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/ijgm.s347977
  • Journal Name: International journal of general medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-167
  • Keywords: COVID-19 vaccine, cardiac involvement, oxidative stress, MYOCARDITIS, SEX
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: During COVID-19 pandemic, several vaccines have been developed such as mRNA vaccines. However, acute pericarditis and myocarditis/myopericarditis cases have been described after mRNA vaccination. The mechanism for the development of cardiac involvement is unknown. Potential mechanism for oxidative stress associated with vaccine-induced heart involvement is unidentified. This study aimed to examine the role of oxidative stress and the heart involvement in young adults vaccinated with COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.