Myocarditis after trimethoprim/ sulfamethoxazole treatment for ehrlichiosis

Seema U. Nayak, Gary L. Simon

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The manifestations of human monocytic ehrlichiosis range from a mild febrile syndrome to a severe multisystem illness. Myocardial involvement is uncommon. We report a woman, 78 years of age, who was treated with trimethoprim/ sulfamethoxazole after a tick bite, in whom myocarditis was subsequently diagnosed. She recovered completely after doxycycline therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1975-1977
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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