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Erysipelas and acute myocarditis: an unusual combination.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23498835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myocarditis is a rare disease with variable clinical presentation and diverse electrocardiographic and echocardiographic features. Viral infection is the most common cause, but myocarditis can also be caused by bacterial infection. The most frequently involved bacterial agent is group A Streptococcus, which is also an etiologic agent of erysipelas. We present the case of a man aged 46 years with left-leg erysipelas who developed myocarditis. Cardiac magnetic resonance played an essential role in diagnosis. This case is, to our knowledge, the first description of an association between erysipelas and myocarditis.
Fernando Domínguez; Marta Cobo-Marcos; Gonzalo Guzzo; Miguel A Cavero; Jesús G Mirelis; Luis Alonso-Pulpon; Pablo Garcia-Pavia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2013-03-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-26     Completed Date:  2013-11-19     Revised Date:  2014-05-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1138.e3-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Amoxicillin / therapeutic use
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Clavulanic Acid / therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination
Erysipelas / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Erythema / etiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Myocarditis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Pain / etiology
Skin / pathology
Streptococcus pyogenes / isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 23521W1S24/Clavulanic Acid; 804826J2HU/Amoxicillin
Comment In:
Can J Cardiol. 2014 Apr;30(4):465.e11-2   [PMID:  24502912 ]

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