alexa Acute Streptococcal Myocarditis Presenting as Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction


Family Medicine & Medical Science Research

Author(s): Pranjal Boruah, Sridhar Sampath Kumar

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Acute streptococcal myocarditis is an uncommon diagnosis in the developed world. Its presentation masquerading as acute myocardial infarction is still uncommon. We describe a case of a young male presenting with a recent diagnosis of streptococcal pharyngitis followed by a classical presentation of post streptococcal myocarditis. This is an unusual presentation of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) masquerading as acute myocardial infarction, with a discussion on its diagnosis and management.

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This article was published in Journal of Invasive Cardialogy and referenced in Family Medicine & Medical Science Research

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