Volume 2003, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


A young patient with a ventricular septal defect presentedwith Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia complicatedby endocarditis. The presentation was acute withhigh fever; hypotension, leukocytosis, and renal impairment The organism was penicillin sensitive. Treatment with ampicillin for four weeks produced a successful outcome. Endocarditis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae has become rare in recent years and the association with a ventricular septal defect has not been reported before. Pertinent literature is reviewed.


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  • Article Type: Case Report
Keyword(s): Endocarditis and Streptococcus pneumoniae,pneumococcal endocarditis
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