Peripartum native valve endocarditis without underlying risk factors


Infective endocarditis (IE) complicating pregnancy though rare is associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcome. Due to its rarity and varied presentation, literature on IE complicating pregnancy is sparse. We report a case of IE complicating pregnancy caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a healthy pregnant lady without any known risk factors. This is the first documented case of IE complicating pregnancy without any underlying risk factors from the Indian subcontinent. This article also briefly outlines the current recommendation regarding management of infective endocarditis caused by MRSA.

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This case report does not provide details revealing the identity of the participant. The same was discussed with the Institutional Ethics Committee and necessary approval was obtained (date—23.10.2020). Informed consent was obtained from the participant for this publication.

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Nair, R., Kumar, S. & Mani, R. Peripartum native valve endocarditis without underlying risk factors. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2021).

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