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Echocardiography. 2010 Apr;27(4):466-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01111.x.

Multisite infective endocarditis/endarteritis in a young peripartum patient with patent ductus arteriosus and rheumatic heart valve disease: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Cardiology, Türkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.


Infective endocarditis (IE) is rarely seen in pregnancy and puerperal period, and generally occurs in patients with preexisting heart disease or intravenous drug abuse. In this report, we describe a case of a 27-year-old patient with missed diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease and a moderate size patent ductus arteriosus, in whom multisite culture-negative IE/pulmonary endarteritis developed after uncomplicated vaginal delivery.

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