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Campylobacter jejuni: enterocolitis and myopericarditis.
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PMID:  19168238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Campylobacter jejuni enteritis is the commonest enteric infection in the developed world. There are only few reported cases in the medical literature of cardiac complications associated with C. jejuni enterocolitis, most of the patients in the reported literature were males and most of the cases followed a benign course. Severe left ventricular dysfunction complicated only two cases of C. jejuni myocarditis. We report here a young male with Campylobacter myopericarditis. We believe that this is the first reported case of Campylobacter associated myopericarditis in The Netherlands. The mechanism by which Campylobacter causes myo(peri)carditis remains uncertain, it may be caused by direct bacterial invasion of cardiac tissue, bacterial toxins, circulating immune complexes, or cytotoxic T-cells. Since the number of C. jejuni infection is increasing worldwide, cardiac complications, although rare, are a remarkable manifestation of this pathogen and should be always kept in mind.
B S N Alzand; M Ilhan; W F Heesen; J G Meeder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter     Date:  2009-01-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  144     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e14-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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