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Ruptured Myocardial Abscess Causing Left Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery Communication in an Infant With Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Endocarditis.
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PMID:  21810000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Myocardial abscess perforation is an extremely rare complication of infective endocarditis. We present a case of a 12-month-old infant who developed community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia after an incision and drainage of a skin abscess. He subsequently developed septic emboli to the brain and lungs, and a myocardial cavity in the outlet portion of the interventricular septum. The cavity ruptured 4 days after diagnosis and created a left ventricle to pulmonary artery fistulous communication. The patient died secondary to embolic complications to the brain. We are not aware of any other cases of myocardial abscess rupture in this location of the heart, in a patient of this age, or due to infection with community-associated methicillin-resistant S aureus .
Jared A Hershenson; Peter B Baker; Daniel G Rowland
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  135     ISSN:  1543-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1057-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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