An Unusual Case of Endocarditis: Isolated Pulmonary Valve Endocarditis in Patient With Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Recep Tekin, Halit Acet, Faruk Ertas, Rojbin Ceylan Tekin, Bedri Albudak


Right-sided heart endocarditis is uncommon, comprising only 5-10% of all infective endocarditis cases. The majority of cases involve tricuspid valve. Isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis is very rare. As previously reported the ratio was 1.5 to 2.0% in all endocarditis and less than 90 cases of pulmonary valve endocarditis. This report presented a 9-year-old girl with isolated pulmonic valve endocarditis with patent ductus arteriosus.

J Med Cases. 2012;3(6):340-343


Infective endocarditis; Pulmonary valve; Vegetation; Patent ductus arteriosus

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