Pneumococcal Pneumonia Resembling Acute Myocardial Infarction in an Adolescent Male

Myocarditis is commonly associated with viruses. However, we present a novel case of a teenager with pneumococcal pneumonia and bacteremia complicated by myocarditis and rhabdomyolysis, presenting with features of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock. Physicians should be aware that Streptococcus pneumoniae infection, like Group A Streptococcus, can mimic acute myocardial infarction in young males without cardiovascular risk factors.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Instructive Cases Source Type: research

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