Campylobacter jejuni infection associated with myopericarditis in adolescents: report of two cases

Heinzl, Bernd; Köstenberger, Martin; Nagel, Bert; Sorantin, Erich; Beitzke, Albrecht; Gamillscheg, Andreas
January 2010
European Journal of Pediatrics. Supplement;2010, Vol. 169, p63
Academic Journal
journal article
Two cases of myopericarditis associated with Campylobacter jejuni infection in male adolescents are presented. C. jejuni is the most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide; however, cardiac complications are rare, even in adults. To our knowledge, these are the first reported cases of campylobacter-related myopericarditis in adolescents.


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