Neurological events in children's infective endocarditis: A prospective cohort

Publication date: June 2019Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 11, Issue 3Author(s): A. Farah, O. Ben Abdeljelil, W. Jomaa, A. Gana, K. Ben Hamda, F. MaatoukIntroductionDespite all improvements in diagnostic imaging modalities and therapeutic regimens, Infective endocarditis remains a lethal disease especially in children. Stroke is an uncommon complication of endocarditis in children but it is an important cause of acquired brain injury which is associated with a higher mortality rate.MethodThis was a prospective study that included all children diagnosed with infective endocarditis (IE) and hospitalized in the cardiology department of Monastir hospital between 1983 and 2017. We included patients who were diagnosed with definite infective endocarditis based on the modified Ducke criteria.ResultsForty children with infective endocarditis were identified, including 19 boys and 21 girls aged Twelve months to eighteen years sixteen (40%) of these individuals had congenital heart disease. Left-sided endocarditis occurred in 33 patients (82.5%), and vegetations were found in 33 individuals (82.5%). The most often encountered micro-organisms in our population were Streptococcus viridans and Staphylococcus aureus, which were identified in five and four patients, respectively. Postendocarditis stroke occurred in 9 patients, including five with cerebral infarction, three with intracerebral hemorrhage and one with pulmonary infraction. The incidence of strok...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
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