Bacterial myocarditis as a cause of fatal septic shock

Type: 
Case Reports
Abstract: 

Clinical presentations of myocarditis range from nonspecific systemic symptoms, fever, myalgias, palpitations,
or exertional dyspnoea, to fulminant haemodynamic collapse and sudden death. We report a case of a fatal septic shock in a 47-year-old man with bacterial myocarditis confirmed at autopsy. Current diagnosis and management of bacterial myocarditis is discussed.

Keywords: 
myocarditis, bacterial myocarditis, severe sepsis, septic shock.
Auteur: 
DJF Nieuwenhuijs, DF Zandstra
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Pagina: 
285-87