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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1998;41(10):2687-2691.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Infective Endocarditis in Pregnancy.
E S Koh, W J Lee, S R Kim, Y J Moon, J H Hwang, J W Lee, J B Yoo, S H Cho, Y Y Hwang
Abstract
Infective endocarditis is uncommon complication in pregnant women but it is virtually always fatal if untreated. Therefore, early diagnosis, prompt medical or surgical intervention are essential for favorable maternal and fetal outcome. Recently, we experienced a case of infective endocarditis in a 28 year-old women in 35 weeks gestation who presented prolonged fever, malaise, pain and motor weakness of lower extremites, and petechia. We present this case with brief literature review.
Key Words: infective endocarditis, vesitations, embolism, third trimester pregnancy


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