Rotating Clinical Curriculum: PDF OnlyStiene Henry A. M.D.; Black, W. Scott M.D.Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: October 1996 - p 251-254 Buy Abstract Purpose To present an uncommon cause of chest pain in an athlete. Case summary A 17-year-old black man suffered recurrent episodes of chest pain due to pericarditis. Based on presentation and serology, he was diagnosed as having unspecified connective tissue disease. Discussion Rheumatologic disease will often manifest over a period of time. Diagnosis and treatment is often elusive. Relevance Rheumatologic disorders should be included in the differential diagnosis of chest pain in athletes. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.