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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr1120092462.
Published online 2010 July 22. doi:  10.1136/bcr.11.2009.2462
PMCID: PMC3029670
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Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans endocarditis in a 1.5 year old toddler

Abstract

The authors report a 1.5-year-old girl who developed Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans (AA) endocarditis involving the pulmonic valve. She had a congenital cardiac abnormality, but no history of dental manipulation. The case illustrates an uncomplicated course with three unique features; the youngest reported infant with endocarditis caused by AA with vegetation on the pulmonic valve. She underwent a benign course with complete recovery.

The authors report a 1.5-year-old girl who developed AA endocarditis involving the pulmonic valve. She had a congenital cardiac abnormality, but no history of dental manipulation. The case illustrates an uncomplicated course with three unique features; the youngest reported infant with endocarditis caused by AA with vegetation on the pulmonic valve. She underwent a benign course with complete recovery.


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