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Typhoid fever, complicated by myocarditis, in a traveller returning to the UK.
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PMID:  23417944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 25-year-old male returning traveller presented with sudden onset chest pain. An ECG showed infero-lateral ischaemic changes, with an elevated troponin and inflammatory markers. An echocardiogram showed a normal size left ventricle, dynamic systolic function, structurally normal valves and no regional wall motion abnormality. Angiography revealed normal coronary arteries. A diagnosis of myocarditis was made. Five days later, he developed a significant pyrexia and diarrhoea. Salmonella typhi was isolated from blood cultures. The fever and symptoms resolved after 2 weeks of an intravenous third generation cephalosporin and the patient was discharged.
Shreena Shah; Simon William Dubrey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2013     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK.
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