Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science
 

Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, ISSN No. : 2456-9143, Vol.: 3, Issue.: 4

Case Report

LEFT VENTRICULAR TO RIGHT ATRIAL COMMUNICATION DUE TO  BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS IN A YOUNG PATIENT

 

NAZİK AŞILIOĞLU1* AND SERAP ATA2

1Division of Pediatric Critical Care, School of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey.

2Department of Pediatrics, Hitit University Education and Research Hospital, Çorum, Turkey.

Abstracts

Left ventricular-right atrial shunts also known as Gerbode defects are rare and can be either congenital or acquired. A case is here presented of an acquired Gerbode defect discovered in a previously healthy young patient after an episode of endocarditis associated with Staphylococcus aureus infection. Gerbode-type defect due to bacterial endocarditis in childhood is even more rare, it has been recorded few times to our knowledge.

Keywords :

Gerbode defect; endocarditis; Staphylococcus aureus.