Myopericarditis with preserved left ventricular function secondary to Neisseria meningitidis

Luke P. Dawson, James Hare, Stephen J. Duffy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


Cardiac involvement can occur following bacteremia secondary to Neisseria meningitidis (Garcia et al. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 1999;32(5):517–5122) and is likely underrecognized. However, meningococcal disease presenting as primary myopericarditis in immunocompetent adults is a relatively rare phenomenon. We discuss an unusual presentation of meningococcal disease and the investigation and treatment strategies implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Myopericarditis
  • Neisseria meningitidis

Cite this