Bacterial endocarditis in pregnancy causes maternal and fetal mortality rates of 22.1% and 14.7%, respectively. The mortality rates differ according to the involved valves, and the size of vegetation has a prognostic correlation. This report is of a pregnant woman with an unrepaired ventricular septal defect and pulmonary valve endocarditis with a vegetation size of 3.29 cm. She and her baby were treated successfully. An emergency surgical plan would be appropriate for pregnant women in the third trimester with a large vegetation in the right side of the heart, and dental disease should be treated aggressively with appropriate prophylactic antibiotics.
|頁（從 - 到）||92-95|
|期刊||Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 二月 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Immunology and Allergy
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Infectious Diseases
Ou, T. Y., Chen, F-C., Hsu, C-S., Kao, P. F., Yu, F. L., Teng, S. O., & Lee, W. S. (2009). Pulmonary valve endocarditis in a pregnant woman with a ventricular septal defect. Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, 42(1), 92-95.