TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Heinzl, Bernd; Köstenberger, Martin; Nagel, Bert; Sorantin, Erich; Beitzke, Albrecht; Gamillscheg, Andreas
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
European Journal of Pediatrics. Supplement;2010, Vol. 169, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
91676475

 

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