Home Archive Vol.40, No.1, 2014 Varicella-Zoster Myocarditis Mimicking Acute Myocardial Infarction

Varicella-Zoster Myocarditis Mimicking Acute Myocardial Infarction

I. Donoiu(1), O. Istr─âtoaie(1)

(1)Department of Cardiology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

    Abstract: A 23-year-old male was admitted with chest pain. The electrocardiogram showed ST elevation in leads DI, aVL, V2-V6. Troponin T was 1.1ng/mL. Left ventricular systolic function was globally reduced (ejection fraction 45%). The patient was treated with thrombolytic. Twenty-four hours after admission pruriginous vesicles with a clear content and surrounded by a pink halo appeared on his face, head and torso, suggesting varicella-zoster infection. This case illustrates the difficulties of diagnosis in acute myocarditis.
    Keywords: varicella-zoster, myocardial infarction, myocarditis

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.40.01.16


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