Acute myopericarditis after multiple vaccinations in an adolescent: Case report and review of the literature Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Myocarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Vaccination

abstract

  • We report a case of postvaccination acute myopericarditis in an adolescent. The patient presented with acute chest pain, diffuse ST-segment elevation, and elevated cardiac enzyme levels. Cardiac MRI was consistent with acute myocarditis. He recovered within a few days with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory treatment and remains clinically stable, with improvement of MRI findings at the 10-week follow-up. Postvaccination cases of myopericarditis reported in the pediatric literature are also reviewed.

publication date

  • June 2007

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2006-2605

PubMed ID

  • 17515437

Additional Document Info

start page

  • e1400

end page

  • 3

volume

  • 119

number

  • 6