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Replacement of the mitral valve in an infant with group B streptococcal endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11233405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endocarditis due to group B streptococcus is very rare in infants, and may be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Review of the literature reveals only a single reported case of an infant with this type of streptococcal endocarditis involving the mitral valve. This infant had underlying congenital heart disease, and died shortly after catheterization. We now report group B streptococcal endocarditis occurring in an infant with a structurally normal heart who was treated successfully by replacement of the mitral valve.
T A Walker; G M Aru; M R Ebeid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1047-9511     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-06     Completed Date:  2001-05-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson 39216, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Streptococcal Infections / complications*
Streptococcus agalactiae / isolation & purification*

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