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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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ARAUJO, Izabella Rodrigues de et al. Challenge in the management of infective endocarditis with multiple valvular involvement. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.2, pp.272-274. ISSN 0037-8682.

We describe the case of a 41-year-old man with congenital heart disease and infective endocarditis (IE), who presented multiple vegetations attached to the pulmonary, mitral, and aortic valves. Three valve replacements were performed, but the patient developed an abscess at the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa and died due to sepsis. We briefly discuss the indications for surgery in IE, emphasizing its role in the treatment of uncontrolled infection.

Keywords : Infection; Endocarditis; Surgery; Valves.

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