Journal Article

Enteroviral Infection of a Cardiac Prosthetic Device

Sophie Blumental, Marijke Reynders, Ariane Willems, Dominique Biarent, Ruth Duttman, Philippe Lepage and Anne Vergison

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 52, issue 6, pages 710-716
Published in print March 2011 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2011 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciq189
Enteroviral Infection of a Cardiac Prosthetic Device

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Background. Identification of the causative pathogen may be challenging in culture negative infective endocarditis (IE).

Methods. A 4 month-old 21-trisomic boy with congenital atrioventricular septal defect presented 3 episodes of dehiscence of his prosthetic patch, attributed to IE. He presented heart failure, but neither fever, nor inflammatory syndrome.

Results. Surgical and histopathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of IE, but blood cultures remained sterile. Extensive work up failed to demonstrate bacterial or fungal etiology. Coxsackie B2 virus was cultured from the excised patch, nasopharyngeal secretions and stools.

Conclusions. Viral IE has only been described in animal models. This case is the first reported probable human viral IE. We suggest that a viral etiology should be considered in case of culture negative IE.

Journal Article.  3552 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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