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Rev Med Interne. 2008 Mar;29(3):246-8. Epub 2007 Sep 24.

[Troponin dosage in a patient with asymptomatic myocarditis due to trichinellosis].

[Article in French]

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Service des maladies infectieuses et tropicales, centre hospitalo-universitaire de Rouen, hôpital Charles-Nicolle, 1, rue de Germont, 76031 Rouen cedex, France.

Abstract

Human trichinellosis is a potentially severe parasitic disease occurring after ingestion of undercooked meat infected with Trichinella sp. larvae. We report the case of a patient who ate an undercooked bear meat hunted in Canada; he presented with the usual symptoms of trichinellosis (i.e, facial oedema, myalgias and fever) complicated with an asymptomatic myocarditis. Myocarditis is a rare, but potentially lethal complication of trichinellosis. Myocarditis should be screened systematically even when specific symptoms are missing; dosage of troponin serum is a simple and reliable mean for such screening.

PMID:
17980464
DOI:
10.1016/j.revmed.2007.07.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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