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Staphylococcal sepsis due to ventricular septal defect patch infection 14 years after its closure

Magdalena Maj, Michał Wojtalik, Bartłomiej Mroziński, Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska, Rafał Bartkowski
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(8):938-940.

open access

Vol 68, No 8 (2010)
Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2010-08-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We report the case of a 17 year-old girl who developed sepsis due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccocus Epidermidis (MRSE) infection of Dacron patch 14 years after ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure and 4 years after pacemaker implantation. Although MRSE grew in many cultures taken and proper antibiotic regimen was administered, no improvement in patient’s clinical status was observed. Disseminated intravascular coagulation and multi-organ failure developed. An operation, at which perforated Dacron VSD-patch was replaced with a new Gore-Tex one, was performed by cardiac surgery team. The patient’s clinical status improved immediately after the procedure. The girl remained well 12 months after discharge.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 8: 938-940

Abstract

We report the case of a 17 year-old girl who developed sepsis due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccocus Epidermidis (MRSE) infection of Dacron patch 14 years after ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure and 4 years after pacemaker implantation. Although MRSE grew in many cultures taken and proper antibiotic regimen was administered, no improvement in patient’s clinical status was observed. Disseminated intravascular coagulation and multi-organ failure developed. An operation, at which perforated Dacron VSD-patch was replaced with a new Gore-Tex one, was performed by cardiac surgery team. The patient’s clinical status improved immediately after the procedure. The girl remained well 12 months after discharge.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 8: 938-940
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Keywords

endocarditis; sepsis; ventricular septal defect

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Title

Staphylococcal sepsis due to ventricular septal defect patch infection 14 years after its closure

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 8 (2010)

Pages

938-940

Published online

2010-08-21

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(8):938-940.

Keywords

endocarditis
sepsis
ventricular septal defect

Authors

Magdalena Maj
Michał Wojtalik
Bartłomiej Mroziński
Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska
Rafał Bartkowski

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