Histoplasmosis Myocarditis in an Immunocompetent Host After a Recreational Mud Run.
Mud runs are an increasingly popular recreational fitness activity across the United States, combining a running race through an obstacle course with submersion in mud. Recent reports estimate 4 million people have participated in these types of events over the last 5 years. We describe an atypical case of myocarditis and multiorgan failure from disseminated histoplasmosis in a previously healthy pediatric patient, likely acquired during participation in a mud run. Although cases of histoplasmosis-associated endocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the literature, cases of histoplasmosis myocarditis are rare.
Scott, BL; Sherwin, JI; Rehder, KJ; Campbell, MJ; Ozment, CP
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