Myocarditis due to Legionella pneumophila: A case report

E. Astorri, G. Manzetti, C. Emanuelli, C. Bianchi, A. Garini, P. Fiorina

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Cardiac involvement during Legionnaires' disease has been rarely described; few cases of myocarditis, pericarditis and endocarditis have been reported. We described a case of myocarditis associated to pneumonia, with high antibody titer, suggesting Legionella pneumophila involvement. The patient had severe myocardial damage, with overt heart failure and evident ECG and Doppler-echocardiographic abnormalities, without associated multiorgan involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-179
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Procedures
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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