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Adult Bicuspid Aortic Valve Endocarditis with Extensive Paravalvular Invasion Attributable to Disseminated Varicella Zoster Infection.
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PMID:  22156284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report a previously healthy 21-year-old man who developed disseminated varicella zoster infection complicated with encephalitis, acute renal insufficiency, liver dysfunction, and an apparent pustular skin superinfection with Staphylococcus aureus. He later developed an extensively destructive endocarditis affecting a congenital bicuspid aortic valve, accompanied with leaflet perforation, complete atrio-ventricular (AV) block, and invasion of vegetation to both left and right atrium; the endocarditis was attributed to the same skin pathogen, S. aureus. He underwent radical debridement of the aortic valve, membranous ventricular septum, and mitral anterior fibrous trigone, followed by reconstruction of intracardiac defects with 2 autologous pericardial patches and aortic valve replacement. After a permanent pacemaker implantation and 4 weeks of antibiotic treatment, he was discharged after an uneventful postoperative course.
Shao-Wei Chen; Feng-Chun Tsai; An-Hsun Chou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1341-1098     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
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