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August 1975

Pneumococcal Endocarditis in a 7-Week-Old Infant: A Case Complicated by Congenital Heart Malformation With Mitral Valve Perforation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn (Dr. Moodie); and the Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin; the Fairchild Cardiac Laboratory; and Milwaukee Children's Hospital (Dr. Gallen).

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(8):980-983. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120450082020

• A 7-week-old girl had pneumococcal endocarditis and perforation of the mitral valve. Pneumococcal endocarditis in children under 2 years of age is extremely rare, and is a prototype for endocarditis in general in infants less than 2 years of age. To our knowledge, this is the youngest reported patient with pneumococcal endocarditis in the penicillin era.

(Am J Dis Child 129:980-983, 1975)

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