Infective Endocarditis In Healthy Pediatric Patient
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Pediatric infective endocarditis is a rare event with an annual incidence of less than 1 in 100,000 in the US. We present a case of a 12-year-old female with no medical history who was admitted with three weeks of cyclical fevers. She tested positive for influenza A and Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteremia. Antimicrobials were started and she was afebrile until day four at which time a new murmur was discovered. An echocardiogram revealed vegetations on the tricuspid valve. Chest radiography also showed evidence of embolic complications. Discussion will focus on the unique considerations of endocarditis in the pediatric population.
Chokr M, Nowatzke RW, Vahabzadeh CM. Infective endocarditis in healthy pediatric patient. Abstract presented at: Anesthesiology 2019. American Society of Anesthesiology, Orlando, FL; 2019 October 19-23.