Lupus myocarditis in an octogenarian patient-a case report

Elad Shemesh, Mahmood Abu Akel, Joy Feld, Devy Zisman, Nizar Hijaze, Ashraf Hamdan, Keren Zissman

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Lupus myocarditis is a relatively rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. The majority of patients who experience myocardial involvement are females of young age. Here, we report a case of an 87-year-old male who was hospitalized because of perimyocarditis 2 weeks after undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Despite standard therapy his condition worsened, biomarkers and inflammation indices remained elevated, and pericardial effusion accumulated. The use of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging, along with thorough history taking and testing for relevant antibodies allowed to establish the unusual diagnosis of lupus myocaridits. We demonstrate that lupus myocarditis may occur even in elderly males, as supported by characteristic CMR features.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-374
Number of pages3
JournalOxford Medical Case Reports
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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