Infective endocarditis developing early after percutaneous closure of a patent ductus arteriosus in a child using the Amplatzer Duct Occluder II

Yilmazer MM, Meşe T.

Cardiol Young. 2020 Apr;30(4):591-593. doi: 10.1017/S1047951120000542. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

PMID: 32188522

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A 10-month-old girl underwent patent ductus arteriosus closure with an Amplatzer Duct Occluder II. After 1 week, she was admitted to our emergency room with tachypnoea, fatigue, and fever. Consecutive blood cultures yielded vancomycin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. The patient was already receiving vancomycin, but the fever did not respond to this treatment. The device was successfully removed via left lateral thoracotomy.