A case of endocarditis with cerebral embolism successfully treated with daptomycin

  • Roberta Doria Infectious Diseases Unit, Cisanello Hospital, Pisa, Italy.
  • Enrico Tagliaferri | tagliaferrienrico@alice.it Infectious Diseases Unit, Cisanello Hospital, Pisa, Italy.
  • Giovanni Andreotti Infectious Diseases Unit, Cisanello Hospital, Pisa, Italy.
  • Riccardo Taddei Infectious Diseases Unit, Cisanello Hospital, Pisa, Italy.
  • Rubinia Nardini Infectious Diseases Unit, Cisanello Hospital, Pisa, Italy.
  • Carlo Tascini Infectious Diseases Unit, Cisanello Hospital, Pisa, Italy.
  • Francesco Menichetti Infectious Diseases Unit, Cisanello Hospital, Pisa, Italy.

Abstract

A young girl was admitted for fever, headache, paresthesia of the hands, involuntary blinking of the left eye and aphasia. Imaging revealed mycotic cerebral aneurysms and finally infective endocarditis was diagnosed and successfully treated with daptomycin. She had a history of mitral prolapse and she had undergone dental procedures some months before without any antibiotic prophylaxis, according to the 2007 guidelines of the American Heart Association.

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2011-11-02
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Keywords:
endocarditis, mycotic aneurysms, daptomycin, mitral prolapse, prophylaxis.
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Doria, R., Tagliaferri, E., Andreotti, G., Taddei, R., Nardini, R., Tascini, C., & Menichetti, F. (2011). A case of endocarditis with cerebral embolism successfully treated with daptomycin. Clinics and Practice, 1(4), e92. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e92