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Gordon W Jung, Michael D Parkins, Deirdre Church, "Pyogenic Ventriculitis Complicating Aggregatibacter aphrophilus Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report and Literature Review", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 20, Article ID 971735, 3 pages, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/971735
Pyogenic Ventriculitis Complicating Aggregatibacter aphrophilus Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report and Literature Review
Pyogenic ventriculitis (PV) is an uncommon, but frequently fatal infection that results from inflammation of the ventricular ependymal lining associated with a purulent ventricular system. PV has been rarely reported as a secondary complication of infective endocarditis. Prompt diagnosis and treatment with appropriate culture-directed antibiotics with adequate central nervous system penetration is crucial when managing patients who are suspected of having PV. The present study reports on a fatal case of a previously well 42-year-old alcoholic woman with infective endocarditis caused by Aggregatibacter aphrophilus, with secondary brain abscess and spontaneous rupture into the ventricles causing PV.
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