Infectious Disease: Chest- Infective Endocarditis
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Today we’ll be covering Infective Endocarditis, going along with this month’s theme, Infectious Disease- Chest Infections. If you haven’t listened to our podcast before, each week we have a case-based discussion about a medical topic to help you study for the pediatric medicine board exam. Episodes are released every weekend, and the case is then reviewed and reinforced on social media throughout the week.
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A previously healthy 7 year old male was admitted to the ICU following a TBI. A PICC line was placed as part of his therapy. As he recovers, he develops persistent fevers, arthralgias, and malaise. On exam, a new heart murmur is noted. His blood cultures are positive, and due to the new heart murmur, an echocardiogram is obtained. The echocardiogram demonstrates a new endocardial vegetation confirming the diagnosis of infective endocarditis. Which organism is most likely growing in his blood cultures?
- An Enterococcus species
- Viridans group Streptococci
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Coagulase negative Staphylococci
- A Salmonella species
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