Infective endocarditis in pregnancy complicated by septic embolization to the cerebellum

Hui Jan Tan, Rabani Remli, S. Noorfaizan

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This report describes a pregnant lady in early trimester that was admitted with fever and left loin pain and was initially treated as presumed pyelonephritis. Subsequently she was found to have infective endocarditis with vegetation on the mitral valve. The course of her illness was complicated by acute pulmonary edema and septic embolization to the cerebellum. A decompressive craniectomy and resection of the lateral lobe of cerebellum was performed. Although the presenting features and risk factors are well described, the atypical presentations of infective endocarditis in pregnancy remain a diagnostic challenge for the treating physician. This report highlights the importance of rapid detection of endocarditis in pregnancy and the treatment of systemic complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-250
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume62
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

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Endocarditis
Cerebellum
Pregnancy
Decompressive Craniectomy
Pyelonephritis
Pulmonary Edema
Mitral Valve
Fever
Physicians
Pain
Therapeutics

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Infective endocarditis in pregnancy complicated by septic embolization to the cerebellum. / Tan, Hui Jan; Remli, Rabani; Noorfaizan, S.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 62, No. 3, 08.2007, p. 249-250.

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