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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000352
Brief Reports

Acute Myopericarditis Associated with Cat Scratch Disease in an Adolescent

Barson, William J. MD*; Honegger, J. Robert MD*; Texter, Karen MD

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Abstract

Cat scratch disease is generally characterized by a self-limited chronic regional lymphadenopathy, but numerous other clinical manifestations involving a variety of organ systems have been reported. Cardiac involvement is unusual and when reported, it has been associated with culture-negative endocarditis in adults. We present the case of an adolescent male with typical cat scratch disease and associated myopericarditis.

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