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Pancarditis in a five-year-old boy affecting tricuspid valve and ventricular septum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18755597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A five-year-old boy with a structurally normal heart and recent history of adenotomy and gastroenteritis presented with Staphylococcus aureus pancarditis including endocarditis of the tricuspid valve and abscess of the ventricular septum. Surgical treatment consisted of debridement of the valvar vegetations and of the septal abscess. A seven-day continuous mediastinal irrigation with iodine solution was conducted to eliminate local infection sites as well as to prevent from constrictive pericarditis. The patient recovered uneventfully and is in excellent clinical condition with no residues one year after surgery.
Heike Schnoering; Joerg S Sachweh; Eberhard G Muehler; Jaime F Vazquez-Jimenez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-08-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-10     Completed Date:  2009-03-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1115-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Child, Preschool
Combined Modality Therapy
Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy,  surgery*
Heart Valve Diseases / microbiology,  surgery*
Staphylococcal Infections / drug therapy,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Tricuspid Valve / microbiology,  surgery*
Ventricular Septum / microbiology,  surgery*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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