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Mesalazine induced myopericarditis in a patient with ulcerative colitis.


  • Specialist Medicine

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  • 2017-11


  • A 25-year-old male with a background of ulcerative colitis presented with a two-week history of central chest pain. His ECG on presentation showed global T wave inversion with a peak troponin I of 165 ng/ml. Clinical diagnosis of myopericarditis/myocarditis was made. Echocardiography and cardiac MR confirmed the diagnosis. On detailed assessment of his medication history, mesalazine was suspected as an aetiological factor, with discontinuation resulting in an improvement in symptoms, inflammatory markers and cardiac enzymes. This is a unique case of mesalazine induced myopericarditis on a background of inflammatory bowel disease
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