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Bacterial endocarditis complicating pregnancy: case report and systematic review of the literature.
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PMID:  12728325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Infectious endocarditis is a rare life-threatening complication of pregnancy. We report a pregnancy complicated by a 3.5-cm infected vegetation of the tricuspid valve initially presenting as unilateral hip pain as well as systematic review of this entity. SOURCES: A MEDLINE review of the English language literature from 1965 to present using the search terms 'endocarditis', 'pregnancy' and 'infection' as well as review of references was performed. RESULTS: Sixty-eight cases of infectious endocarditis complicating pregnancy were identified. The calculated maternal and fetal mortality rates were 22.1% and 14.7% respectively. CONCLUSIONS: With persistent symptomatic lesions, delivery should be considered without regard to measures of fetal lung maturity because of high fetal mortality rates.
Katie Campuzano; Henry Roqu?; Alan Bolnick; Mauro V Leo; Winston A Campbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2003-05-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  268     ISSN:  0932-0067     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-23     Completed Date:  2004-02-03     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, FG-048, Farmington, CT 06030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Chest Pain
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  microbiology
Fetal Death
Gestational Age
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / complications,  surgery
Maternal Mortality
Oxygen / blood
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / microbiology*
Streptococcal Infections
Tricuspid Valve / microbiology
Viridans Streptococci / isolation & purification
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