Non-rheumatic streptococcal myocarditis mimicking acute myocardial infarction in an adolescent male

Caitlin O'Brien, John D. Coulson, Priya Sekar, Jon R Resar, Kristen Nelson McMillan

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Abstract

An adolescent male with a recent history of streptococcal pharyngitis presented with severe substernal chest pain, troponin leak, and ST-segment elevation, which are suggestive of acute inferolateral myocardial infarction. The coronary angiogram was normal. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with non-rheumatic streptococcal myocarditis. He was treated with amoxicillin and had excellent recovery. Non-rheumatic streptococcal myocarditis is an important mimic of acute myocardial infarction in young adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology in the Young
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 8 2018

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Myocarditis
Myocardial Infarction
Troponin
Pharyngitis
Amoxicillin
Chest Pain
Young Adult
Angiography

Keywords

  • acute myocardial infarction
  • Non-rheumatic streptococcal myocarditis
  • paediatric myocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Non-rheumatic streptococcal myocarditis mimicking acute myocardial infarction in an adolescent male. / O'Brien, Caitlin; Coulson, John D.; Sekar, Priya; Resar, Jon R; Nelson McMillan, Kristen.

In: Cardiology in the Young, 08.01.2018, p. 1-4.

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