Lymphocytic Perimyocarditis Masquerading as Steroid-Dependent Recurrent Pericarditis

Eunice S. Dugan, Muhammad Majid, Tahir S. Kafil, Bahaa Abdelghaffar, Zachary S. Yaker, Ashwin Kumar, Ziad Taimeh, Carmela Tan, Paul C. Cremer, Allan L. Klein*

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Lymphocytic myocarditis is a pattern of myocardial inflammation typically associated with viral, autoimmune, or idiopathic causes. We present a case of lymphocytic perimyocarditis masquerading as steroid-dependent recurrent pericarditis. This case shows the advantages of using multimodal cardiac imaging and endomyocardial biopsy in clarifying diagnosis in treatment-resistant cases. (Level of Difficulty: Advanced.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101960
JournalJACC: Case Reports
StatePublished - Sep 6 2023


  • chest pain
  • endomyocardial biopsy
  • fluorodeoxyglucose
  • heart failure
  • lymphocytic myocarditis
  • perimyocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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