Group B streptococcal endocarditis after elective abortion in an adolescent

Diana Camarillo, Ritu Banerjee, Tara L. Greenhow, Jay H. Tureen

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Abstract

We describe a case of group B streptococcal endocarditis in a 15-year-old girl after an elective abortion. There are only 6 reports of group B streptococcal endocarditis in older children. It is a well described but rare complication of surgical abortions, and tends to have an aggressive course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Streptococcus agalctiae
  • adolescent
  • group B streptococcus
  • induced abortion
  • infected aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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