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MORAES, Mariana et al. Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis in pediatrics. A case report and literature review. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2017, vol.88, n.4, pp.216-221. ISSN 0004-0584.

Infective endocarditis is rather an unusual condition in pediatrics, although it is associated with significant morbility and mortality. In spite of there being well defined risk groups the disease may present in children with no underlying heart disease who are immunocompetent, Staphylococcus aureus being the most frequent etiology. In those cases, diagnosis still constitutes a challenge. The study presents the case of a 2 year-old patient, with a healthy history, who presented methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis, with rather an unusual presentation.

Keywords : Bacterial endocarditis-complications.

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