Acute Non-Rheumatic Myopericarditis: A Rare Complication of Pharyngitis
KeywordsAcute non-rheumatic myopericarditis, Streptococcus group a, cardiac magnetic resonance, upper airway infection
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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