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BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007628
  • Unusual association of diseases/symptoms

Salmonella enteritidis induced myocarditis in a 16-year-old girl

  1. Sandy Gupta
  1. Department of Cardiology, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lucy Childs, lucychilds{at}doctors.org.uk

Summary

Myocarditis typically presents with non-specific clinical symptoms, and can easily be missed in the absence of a high index of clinical suspicion. Myocarditis caused by bacterial pathogens is rare in immunocompetent individuals, more commonly seen following viral infection. Although more classically associated with typhoid fever and gastroenteritis, Salmonella species are a rare cause of myocarditis. We report a case of Salmonella enteritidis-induced myocarditis after gastrointestinal infection in a 16 year-old girl, and discuss the diagnostic tools currently utilised to ascertain the diagnosis.

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