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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318248f168
Case Reports

Ehrlichia Myocarditis in an Adolescent

Kane, Ian D. MD*; Fish, Frank A. MD; Edwards, Kathryn M. MD

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Abstract

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.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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