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Correspondence: J. Waggoner, MD, 550 Peachtree Street, MOT 7th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30308, jesse.j.waggoner@emory.edu

We thank the clinical staff at The Hope Clinic (Mary Bower, Sara Jo Johnson, Allison Beck, Dean Kleinhenz, and Jo Ann Sadowski) and the laboratory staff at The Hope Clinic Laboratory (Pamela Lankford-Turner, Sree Aramgam, Dongli Wang, and Vinit Karmali).

Disclaimer: The patient described in this case report provided written informed consent to participate in a natural history study of Zika virus infection (DMID 16-0017).

The immunologic testing presented herein was performed as part of this ongoing study.

Potential conflicts of interest: All authors: No reported conflicts of interest.

All authors have submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest.

Conflicts that the editors consider relevant to the content of the manuscript have been disclosed.


Research Funding:

This case report details a research study participant in a Zika virus natural history study funded by a National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) award to Emory University (Contract No. HHSN272201300018I funding the DMID 16-0017 study).

Baylor College of Medicine support was provided by a VTEU award (Contract No. HHSN27220130015I).

Additional support was provided by the Georgia Research Alliance.


  • Zika virus.
  • pericarditis

Pericarditis Associated With Acute Zika Virus Infection in a Returning Traveler.


Journal Title:

Open Forum Infectious Diseases


Volume 4, Number 2


, Pages ofx103-ofx103

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Despite the widespread outbreak, few cases of Zika virus associated with cardiac manifestations have been described. We present a case of pericarditis in the setting of an acute, symptomatic Zika virus infection in a traveler returning from St. Thomas. Clinicians should be alert for this potential complication of Zika virus infection.

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