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Acute Myopericarditis Associated with Cat Scratch Disease in an Adolescent

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

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: September 2014 - Volume 33 - Issue 9 - p 982–984
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000352
Brief Reports

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.

From the Sections of *Infectious Diseases and Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.

Accepted for publication March 12, 2014.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence: William J. Barson, MD, Section of Infectious Diseases, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205. E-mail:

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.