Acute Non-Rheumatic Myopericarditis: A Rare Complication of Pharyngitis

  • Rafael Silva Serviço de Medicina Interna, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Luís Puga Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Rogério Teixeira Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Ana Botelho Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Carolina Lourenço Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Lino Gonçalves Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Keywords

Acute non-rheumatic myopericarditis, Streptococcus group a, cardiac magnetic resonance, upper airway infection

Abstract

Acute non-rheumatic streptococcal myopericarditis (ANRSM) is a rare complication of an upper airway infection by streptococcus group A in developed countries. Cardiac involvement in bacterial infections must be adequately treated because it can lead to long-term complications. This case report describes recurrent ANRSM in an 18-year-old man, which illustrates how difficult and challenging the diagnosis of this disease can be.

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  • Published: 2018-11-29

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    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Silva, R., Puga, L., Teixeira, R., Botelho, A., Lourenço, C., & Gonçalves, L. (2018). Acute Non-Rheumatic Myopericarditis: A Rare Complication of Pharyngitis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2018_000987