Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Letter to the Editor| Volume 30, ISSUE 4, P465.e11-465.e12, April 2014

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Erysipelas and Myocarditis

Published:December 06, 2013DOI:
      Recently, Dominguez et al. reported in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology an association between erysipelas, or presumed streptococcal-associated cellulitis, with acute myocarditis.
      • Dominguez F.
      • Cobo-Marcos M.
      • Guzzo G.
      • et al.
      Erysipelas and acute myocarditis: an unusual combination.
      We encountered a similar case, which might support the notion of a relationship.
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      • Erysipelas and Acute Myocarditis: An Unusual Combination
        Canadian Journal of CardiologyVol. 29Issue 9
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          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.
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