Myocarditis: a rare complication during Legionella infection

S Armengol, C Domingo, E Mesalles

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Legionella often causes systemic manifestations. The clinical spectrum now includes cardiac legionellosis. The first case of myocarditis was reported by Gross in 1981. To date few additional cases have been described. Myocardial involvement might be more frequent than supposed in legionnaires' disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-20
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992


  • Adult
  • Creatine Kinase/blood
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Electrocardiography
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Humans
  • Isoenzymes
  • Legionnaires' Disease/blood
  • Male
  • Myocarditis/diagnosis
  • Time Factors


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