Relapsing infective endocarditis following closure of ventricular septal defect

Sadahiro Sai, Osamu Adachi, Yoshikatsu Saiki, Akinobu Konishi, Koichi Tabayashi

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An 8-year-old boy who had undergone Dacron patch closure of a ventricular septal defect 5 years earlier, was admitted with relapsing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis and lung abscesses. Echocardiography indicated vegetation attached to the tricuspid valve and the Dacron patch. The infected patch was replaced with glutaraldehyde-treated autologous pericardium. He was discharged uneventfully and has been well for 4 years, without signs of infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-60
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb


  • Bacterial
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart septal defects
  • Methicillin resistance
  • Postoperative complications
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Ventricular


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