A Rare Case of Non-rheumatic Streptococcal Acute Myocarditis
Sandra Mazzoni* and Heather S Laird-Fick
Department of Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MIEW Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sandra Mazzoni
Department of Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
MIEW Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 02, 2016; Accepted date: June 15, 2016; Published date: June 22, 2016
Citation: Mazzoni S, Laird-Fick HS (2016) A Rare Case of Non-rheumatic Streptococcal Acute Myocarditis. Fam Med Med Sci Res 5:203. doi:10.4172/2327-4972.1000203
Copyright: © 2016 Mazzoni S et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Non-rheumatic Streptococcal Acute Myocarditis, also known as Strep Pharyngitis Acute Myocarditis (SPAM) occurs in young adults, typically within five days of the initial streptococcal pharyngitis, and is characterized by typical cardiac symptoms, abnormal electrocardiography, and elevated cardiac biomarkers in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Patients may also report myalgias, arthralgias, and constitutional symptoms. Although a rare complication of Group A and G streptococcal infections, prompt recognition is important to ensure appropriate management. This article discusses the case of a 33-year-old male who presented with substernal chest pain and monoarticular arthralgia two days after diagnosis with streptococcal pharyngitis, and reviews available literature on the evaluation and management of SPAM.