October 1980

Cardiopulmonary Dynamics in a Severe Case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Author Affiliations

From the Pulmonary Division, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond.

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(10):1357-1359. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330210105031

• A 19-year-old man had multisystem organ failure secondary to Rocky Mountain spotted fever. In addition to renal, cerebral, liver, and gastrointestinal tract involvement, he manifested noncardiogenic pulmonary edema and, later, myocardial dysfunction. Aggressive surgical, medical, and monitoring procedures led to recovery. Previously suggested myocardial dysfunction was documented for the first time.

(Arch Intern Med 140:1357-1359, 1980)