A previously healthy 15-year-old teenage boy was admitted for fever and heart failure. Myocarditis was suspected, and endomyocardial biopsy revealed giant cell myocarditis. Immunosuppressive treatment was initiated, with excellent response. A plausible link to previous leptospirosis was identified. At 18-month follow-up, left ventricular function is normal. Only one other reported case of paediatric giant cell myocarditis had such a favourable outcome.