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

Journal Article (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.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • September 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 3 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • 44S - 47S

PubMed ID

  • 3895083

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-7844


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States