An acute myopericarditis in a young adult: consider an acute Epstein-Barr viral infection

Cardiology; Emergency Medicine
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2012.0010
12
40-43
An acute myopericarditis in a young adult: consider an acute Epstein-Barr viral infection

We present a case of an uncommon viral myopericarditis in a 19-year-old man with chest pain. Electrocardiographic abnormalities and elevated cardiac enzymes were present. Myopericarditis of unknown origin was diagnosed following cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. During admission, the patient developed tonsillitis and serology tests confirmed an acute Epstein–Barr viral infection. Therefore, in acute myo(peri)carditis, we suggest early viral determination.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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