Volume 12
Number 5
Dec 2008
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Case Reports
DJF Nieuwenhuijs, DF Zandstra

Clinical presentations of myocarditis range from nonspecific systemic symptoms, fever, myalgias, palpitations,
or exertional dyspnoea, to fulminant haemodynamic collapse and sudden death. We report a case of a fatal septic shock in a 47-year-old man with bacterial myocarditis confirmed at autopsy. Current diagnosis and management of bacterial myocarditis is discussed.


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