Cardiac involvement during Legionnaires' disease has been rarely described; few cases of myocarditis, pericarditis and endocarditis were reported. We describe a case of myocarditis associated to pneumonia, with high antibody title suggesting a disease due to Legionella pneumophila. The patient had severe myocardial damage, with overt heart failure and important ECG and Doppler-echocardiographic abnormalities, without associated multiorgan involvement.
|Translated title of the contribution||Myocarditis due to Legionella pneumophila. A case report|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine