What Is Myocarditis?

By james
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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2. Bacteria

Bacteria are everywhere. The good news is that the vast majority of them are harmless to us, and some are even very helpful. A small number of them can be harmful to us, however, and they can be very dangerous if we are not careful. Some can even pose a threat to our hearts.

Streptococcus can cause an infection of the heart that can result in myocarditis. Other bacteria sometimes responsible include staphylococcus, and also borrelia burgdorferi, which is responsible for Lyme disease. These conditions can usually be treated with antibiotics and should be done so as soon as possible.


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