JAPANESE CIRCULATION JOURNAL
Online ISSN : 1347-4839
Print ISSN : 0047-1828
REVIEW OF A CASE OF TSUTSUGAMUSHI DISEASE SHOWING MYOCARDITIS AND CONFIRMATION OF RICKETTSIA BY ENDOMYOCARDIAL BIOPSY
MASAYUKI YOTSUKURANOBUO AOKINAOYOSHI FUKUZUMIKYOZO ISHIKAWA
Author information
JOURNALS FREE ACCESS

Volume 55 (1991) Issue 2 Pages 149-153

Details
Download PDF (1551K) Contact us
Abstract

A patient suffering from tsutsugamushi disease underwent endomyocardial biopsy for the purpose of diagnosis of myocarditis. Proliferation of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi was observed in the vascular endothelial cells of the myocardium. There have been no reports describing the identification of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi endomyocardial biopsy. This report indicates that endomyocardial biopsy may be a useful adjunct to the clarification of myocardial involvement of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi.

Information related to the author
© Japanese Circulation Society
Previous article Next article

Altmetrics
Recently visited articles
feedback
Top