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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 740928, 5 pages
Case Report

Virus-Negative Active Lymphocytic Myocarditis Progressing to a Fibrotic Stage

1Soins Intensifs Cardiologiques—Plateau de Cardiologie Interventionnelle, CHU de Bordeaux, 5 Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Pessac, France
2Laboratoire d'Anatomie Pathologique, Hôpital Pellegrin, Place Amélie Raba Léon, 33076 Bordeaux, France
3Unité d'Imagerie Thoracique et Cardiovasculaire, CHU de Bordeaux, 5 Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Pessac, France
4Service de Médecine Interne et Maladies Infectieuses, CHU de Bordeaux, Groupe Hospitalier Sud, 33604 Pessac, France

Received 29 October 2010; Revised 11 January 2011; Accepted 20 January 2011

Academic Editor: Klaus F. Helm

Copyright © 2011 Edouard Gerbaud et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a fairly special case of lymphocytic myocarditis progressing to a fibrotic stage, described using multimodality imaging and confirmed on histopathology. This paper presents an uncommon diagnosis with a probable guarded prognosis.