ENDOCARDITE BATTERICA NEL TRAPIANTO DI CUORO: DESCRIZIONE DI UN CASO IN ETA PEDIATRICA

Translated title of the contribution: Bacterial endocarditis in heart transplantation: A case report of pediatric age

P. D'Argenio, P. Martino, M. G. Gagliardi, F. Parisi, C. Marcelletti, L. Elia

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Abstract

An 18 month-old child underwent orthotopic heart transplantation because of congenital heart disease. One week after the transplantation the child developed clinical symptoms which were thought to be related to acute rejection. Afterwards it revealed itself as a bacterial endocardite. A treatment with appropriate antibiotics resulted in complete resolution of symptoms and reduction of the vegetation. 24 months after the episode he has a normal cardiac function and a moderate tricuspid valve regurgitation still persists.

Translated title of the contributionBacterial endocarditis in heart transplantation: A case report of pediatric age
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1092-1094
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale di Malattie Infettive e Parassitarie
Volume45
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology

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