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Atrioventricular block complicating acute streptococcal tonsillitis.
  1. J Caraco,
  2. R Arnon,
  3. I Raz
  1. Department of Medicine B, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.

    Abstract

    A 38 year old woman presented with severe weakness, high fever, and sore throat. Physical examination showed follicular tonsillitis and bradycardia caused by a atrioventricular block. Within 24 hours a normal sinus rhythm was regained but slight transient ST-T changes compatible with myocarditis were evident. Throat culture grew Streptococcus haemolyticus group A.

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