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Can J Cardiol. 2013 Sep;29(9):1138.e3-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2012.12.021. Epub 2013 Mar 13.

Erysipelas and acute myocarditis: an unusual combination.

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Department of Cardiology, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, Spain.


Myocarditis is a rare disease with variable clinical presentation and diverse electrocardiographic and echocardiographic features. Viral infection is the most common cause, but myocarditis can also be caused by bacterial infection. The most frequently involved bacterial agent is group A Streptococcus, which is also an etiologic agent of erysipelas. We present the case of a man aged 46 years with left-leg erysipelas who developed myocarditis. Cardiac magnetic resonance played an essential role in diagnosis. This case is, to our knowledge, the first description of an association between erysipelas and myocarditis.

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