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Campylobacter myocarditis: a rare but potential sequelae of Campylobacter jejuni

Abstract

Myocarditis is an inflammatory cardiomyopathy with a diverse range of both infective and non-infective causes. It is an important cause of dilated cardiomyopathy worldwide, with a variable clinical course ranging from a mild self-limiting illness to fulminant cardiogenic shock requiring mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation. Here, we describe a case of acute myocarditis secondary to Campylobacter jejuni infection in a man in his 50s who presented with an acute coronary syndrome following a recent gastrointestinal illness.

  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Pericardial disease
  • Infection (gastroenterology)

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