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Fatal fulminant myocarditis caused by disseminated mucormycosis
  1. A Basti1,
  2. S Taylor2,
  3. M Tschopp3,
  4. J Sztajzel1
  1. 1Cardiology Center, University Hospital Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  2. 2Department of Pathology, University Hospital Geneva
  3. 3Medical Clinics, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Geneva
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Juan Sztajzel
    Cardiology Center, University Hospital Geneva, 24, rue Micheli-du-Crest, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland;


Acute fulminant myocarditis is a critical clinical condition with sudden onset of severe congestive heart failure followed by severe haemodynamic deterioration. Instituting early left ventricular support may improve outcome and result in better long term survival. The case of an immunocompromised patient who developed acute fulminant myocarditis in the setting of disseminated mucormycosis is presented.

  • fulminant myocarditis
  • severe haemodynamic deterioration
  • mechanical circulatory support
  • ST segment elevation
  • immunocompromised patient

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