Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) is a tick-borne acute febrile disease caused by Rickettsia conorii. Most cases follow a benign course, with a case fatality rate of 3-7 % among hospitalized patients. Complications are described mainly in adult patients and include hepatic, renal, neurological and cardiac impairment. Among cardiac complications, pericarditis, myocarditis and heart rhythm disorders are uncommon complications in MSF and only a few cases have been reported in the literature.

Colomba, C., Siracusa, L., Trizzino, M., Gioe', C., Cascio, A., Cascio, A. (2016). Myocarditis in Mediterranean spotted fever: a case report and a review of the literature. JMM CASE REPORTS, 3(4), e005039 [10.1099/jmmcr.0.005039].

Myocarditis in Mediterranean spotted fever: a case report and a review of the literature

Colomba, Claudia;Siracusa, Lucia;Trizzino, Marcello;Gioè, Claudia;Giammanco, Anna;
2016

Abstract

Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) is a tick-borne acute febrile disease caused by Rickettsia conorii. Most cases follow a benign course, with a case fatality rate of 3-7 % among hospitalized patients. Complications are described mainly in adult patients and include hepatic, renal, neurological and cardiac impairment. Among cardiac complications, pericarditis, myocarditis and heart rhythm disorders are uncommon complications in MSF and only a few cases have been reported in the literature.
Colomba, C., Siracusa, L., Trizzino, M., Gioe', C., Cascio, A., Cascio, A. (2016). Myocarditis in Mediterranean spotted fever: a case report and a review of the literature. JMM CASE REPORTS, 3(4), e005039 [10.1099/jmmcr.0.005039].
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