A case of interstitial pneumonia, myocarditis and severe sepsis caused by Chlamydia pneumoniae.

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To cite: Durel C-A, Saison J, Chidiac C, et al. BMJ Case Rep Published online: [please include Day Month Year] doi:10.1136/ bcr-2015-211788 DESCRIPTION A 72-year-old woman was referred to the infectious diseases department with febrile respiratory distress. Her medical history mainly featured stage II chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She had had a dry hacking cough for 2 weeks, with febrile attacks. There were no abnormalities on pulmonary auscultation. She presented with a biological inflammatory syndrome (C reactive protein 173 mg/L), hyponatraemia and moderately elevated liver enzymes. CT revealed bilateral interstitial pulmonary infiltrates (figure 1A). She quickly developed febrile refractory hypotension. She received temporary norepinephrine support, and empiric

DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2015-211788

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@article{Durel2015ACO, title={A case of interstitial pneumonia, myocarditis and severe sepsis caused by Chlamydia pneumoniae.}, author={C{\'e}cile-Audrey Durel and Julien Saison and Christian Chidiac and Tristan Ferry}, journal={BMJ case reports}, year={2015}, volume={2015} }