Ehrlichia Myocarditis in an AdolescentKane, Ian D. MD*; Fish, Frank A. MD†; Edwards, Kathryn M. MD‡Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: May 2012 - Volume 20 - Issue 3 - p 226–228 doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318248f168 Case Reports Abstract Author Information Abstract: Although human ehrlichiosis has been reported as a rare cause of myocarditis in adults, it has not been previously reported in children. We describe a 14-year-old boy who developed myocarditis after presenting with fever, rash, and altered mental status, later confirmed to be associated with Ehrlichia. He was treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole before diagnosis, which has been associated with more severe ehrlichial disease in some reports. From the *Department of Pediatrics,†Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, and‡Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Correspondence to: Ian D. Kane, MD, 2200 Children’s Way, Suite 8161 DOT, Nashville, TN 37232-9760. E-mail; email@example.com. The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.