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Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans endocarditis in a 1.5 year old toddler
  1. Ayelet Shles1,
  2. Baruch Wolach1,
  3. Alex Levi2,
  4. Giora Gottesman3
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel
  3. 3Pediatric Infectious Diseases – Sapir Medical Center, Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel
  1. Correspondence to Giora Gottesman, gotesmang{at}clalit.org.il

Summary

The authors report a 1.5-year-old girl who developed Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans (AA) endocarditis involving the pulmonic valve. She had a congenital cardiac abnormality, but no history of dental manipulation. The case illustrates an uncomplicated course with three unique features; the youngest reported infant with endocarditis caused by AA with vegetation on the pulmonic valve. She underwent a benign course with complete recovery.

The authors report a 1.5-year-old girl who developed AA endocarditis involving the pulmonic valve. She had a congenital cardiac abnormality, but no history of dental manipulation. The case illustrates an uncomplicated course with three unique features; the youngest reported infant with endocarditis caused by AA with vegetation on the pulmonic valve. She underwent a benign course with complete recovery.

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