Histoplasmosis Myocarditis in an Immunocompetent Host After a Recreational Mud Run.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Scott, BL; Sherwin, JI; Rehder, KJ; Campbell, MJ; Ozment, CP

Published Date

  • April 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 141 / Suppl 5

Start / End Page

  • S462 - S465

PubMed ID

  • 29610172

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-4275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2017-1074


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States