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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Procedures|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine