Salmonella enteritidis infection complicated by acute myocarditis: A case report and review of the literature
AuthorRigopoulou, E. I.; Papamichalis, P.; Argyraki, K.; Papamichalis, M.; Loukopoulos, A.; Dalekos, G. N.
Salmonella spp. is the cause of commonly encountered infections, with seasonal pattern of occurrence and worldwide distribution. Some of the clinical manifestations such as gastroenteritis and bacteremia are common, whereas others like mycotic aneurysms and osteomyelitis are infrequent especially in immunocompetent patients. Salmonella has been rarely described as a cause of myocarditis in the literature. We describe a case of an 18-year-old previously healthy male patient with myocarditis after Salmonella enteritidis infection. Clinical manifestations and diagnostic approach of this severe complication are discussed with a review of the literature. Copyright © 2011 Panagiotis Papamichalis et al.