Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  1998 Oct;41(10):2687-2691.

A Case of Infective Endocarditis in Pregnancy

Abstract

Infective endocarditis is uncommon complication in pregnant women but it is virtually always fatal if untreated. Therefore, early diagnosis, prompt medical or surgical intervention are essential for favorable maternal and fetal outcome. Recently, we experienced a case of infective endocarditis in a 28 year-old women in 35 weeks gestation who presented prolonged fever, malaise, pain and motor weakness of lower extremites, and petechia. We present this case with brief literature review.

Keyword

infective endocarditis; vesitations; embolism; third trimester pregnancy

MeSH Terms

Adult
Early Diagnosis
Embolism
Endocarditis*
Female
Fever
Humans
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Pregnancy*
Pregnant Women
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