Pregnancy-associated group B streptococcal endocarditis: A report of two fatal cases

Published

Journal Article

Group B streptococci commonly colonize parturient women, yet pregnancy-associated endocarditis due to this organism is rare. Most reports of group B streptococcal endocarditis are from the preantibiotic era and occurred in women with rheumatic mitral valve disease. Reported herein are two cases of fatal group B streptococcal endocarditis involving the aortic valve of women with no preexisting heart disease. One had undergone a second-trimester abortion and the other had a normal pregnancy and uncomplicated vaginal delivery. 1985 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. © 1985 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sexton, DJ; Rockson, SG; Hempling, RE; Cathey, CW

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 44S - 47S

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-233X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-7844

Citation Source

  • Scopus