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Gonococcal endocarditis complicating pregnancy: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1870804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of gonorrhea has decreased substantially in the past decade. Disseminated gonorrhea is more common in women than in men, although gonococcal endocarditis is more common in men. Disseminated gonorrhea is most commonly described in women during menses or pregnancy. Only two cases of gonococcal endocarditis during pregnancy have been reported in the literature since 1942. We report a patient who experienced sudden hemodynamic decompensation at 30 weeks' gestation, resulting in fetal death. Aortic valve replacement was performed, but extensive involvement of the aortic root made complete eradication of infection impossible and eventually resulted in maternal death.
K L Bataskov; S Hariharan; M D Horowitz; R M Neibart; M M Cox
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-16     Completed Date:  1991-09-16     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  494-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami, Florida.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / surgery
Endocarditis, Bacterial* / microbiology
Fetal Death
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Maternal Mortality
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular*
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious*

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