Myopericarditis during a primary Epstein-Barr virus infection in an otherwise young adult. An unusual and insidious complication. Case report and a 60-year literature reviewSergio Sabbatani, Roberto Manfredi, Paolo Ortolani, Fabio Filippo Trapani, Pierluigi VialeUnità Operativa di Malattie Infettive, Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi di Bologna, Italy
Page 75-81 - Vol. 20 N. 2 - 2012 An otherwise healthy young man had infectious mononucleosis detected after an atypical clinical onset, including myocarditis and pericarditis. Our patient slowly but completely recovered from his cardiac complications after the course of his primary Epstein-Barr infection, as shown by periodical electrocardiographic and ultrasonographic studies, and a simple treatment with aspirin alone. Our case report is briefly reported, and discussed with regard to the existing literature, which has recorded such complications since the mid 1940s.
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