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You are here: Contents > 2017 > Volume 26 Number 5 September 2017 > CASE REPORTS > Septic Shock, Meningoencephalitis and Multiple Pulmonary Emboli: Case Report of an Uncommon Clinical Presentation of Ventricular Septal Defect Acute Infective Endocarditis

Septic Shock, Meningoencephalitis and Multiple Pulmonary Emboli: Case Report of an Uncommon Clinical Presentation of Ventricular Septal Defect Acute Infective Endocarditis

Laura Varela Barca1,2, Jose López-Menéndez1, Ana Redondo Palacios1, Jorge Rodríguez-Roda Stuart1

1Cardiac Surgery Department, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
2Electronic correspondence: lauravarela21089@gmail.com

The case is reported of a 55 year-old woman, with a previously known congenital septal defect, who was admitted to the emergency department with a diagnosis of meningoencephalitis, septic shock, and rapid clinical deterioration. Echocardiography revealed a vegetation occupying the right-side heart. Endocarditis affectation of the septal defect, aortic and tricuspid valves was noted

 

and blood cultures were positive for Staphylococcus aureus. Urgent surgical treatment was performed whereby the ventricular septal defect was closed, a meticulous debridement of the affected area was conducted, and the aortic and tricuspid valves were replaced.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2017;26:606-609


Septic Shock, Meningoencephalitis and Multiple Pulmonary Emboli: Case Report of an Uncommon Clinical Presentation of Ventricular Septal Defect Acute Infective Endocarditis

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