Category: Myopericarditis

Myopericarditis

Streptococcal Tonsillitis and Acute Nonrheumatic Myopericarditis

Today, viruses are usually incriminated in acute myopericarditis in developed countries since diphtheria and rheumatic fever have become rarities. However, streptococcal infections, especially tonsillitis and scarlet fever, may be related to acute nonrheumatic myocarditis during the acute stage of the disease. A report was made previously of a consecutive series…