Title

Infective Endocarditis and Aortic Valve Abscess in an Infant

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Pediatr Emerg Care

Abstract

Infective endocarditis is relatively uncommon in the pediatric population, but when it does occur, results in substantial morbidity and mortality. Children at risk for endocarditis are typically those with an underlying congenital heart condition. Furthermore, an endocardial abscess is a very rare yet serious complication of infective endocarditis. We describe a case of a 23-month-old previously healthy male infant with no known congenital heart disease who returned to the emergency department after a recent hospitalization for pneumococcal bacteremia, presenting acutely ill but without fever. He was found to be in congestive heart failure due to endocarditis and an aortic root abscess.

Volume Number

31

Issue Number

9

Pages

654-5

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/09/04

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Pediatrics

Additional Departments

Emergency Medicine

PMID

26335231

DOI

10.1097/pec.0000000000000546

Comments

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