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Escherichia coli urosepsis complicated with myocarditis mimicking acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20601856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myocarditis is defined clinically as inflammation of the heart muscle, which can be caused by infectious agents, toxins or immunologic reactions. Most recognized cases of acute myocarditis are secondary to cardiotropic viral infections. Escherichia coli rarely cause myocarditis. The authors report a 25-year-old woman with E coli-induced acute pyelonephritis and septic shock that was complicated with acute myocarditis. Her symptoms mimicked acute myocardial infarction. The authors discuss the possible mechanism of bacterial sepsis-induced myocarditis.
Tun-Chieh Chen; Po-Laing Lu; Chun-Yu Lin; Wei-Ru Lin; Yen-Hsu Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  340     ISSN:  1538-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-01     Completed Date:  2010-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  332-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Escherichia coli Infections / complications*,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
False Positive Reactions
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*
Myocarditis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Pyelonephritis / complications,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Shock, Septic / complications,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Urinary Tract Infections / complications*,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 73384-59-5/Ceftriaxone

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