36-Year-Old Man with Chest Pain
DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2014.0451-0453german translation / full article
Summary: Background: With 1,5 % of all symptomatic patient contacts chest pain is a frequent reason for encounter in family medicine
Case report: A 36-year-old man introduced himself with the symptoms of cough, fever and sore throat at his family doctor’s surgery. Only the follow-up study allowed the detection of a change in the symptom profile.
Conclusions: A systematic approach, based on the DEGAM guideline “chest pain” could uncover a rare but preventable dangerous cause: acute perimyocarditis. Family physicians’ procedures in daily practice based on the guideline recommendations are discussed.