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The changing pattern of childhood infective endocarditis in Ibadan: a report of neonatal candidal endocarditis and a review of 33 years of autopsy records


Cardiologie Tropicale Tropical Cardiology 23(89): 25-31
The changing pattern of childhood infective endocarditis in Ibadan: a report of neonatal candidal endocarditis and a review of 33 years of autopsy records
A case of Candida endocarditis in a premature female neonate is reported and the experience of childhood infective endocarditis in the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, from postmortem examination records during the past 3 decades is reviewed. The index case had a tricuspid valve vegetation consisting of colonies of fungal organisms complicated by lung and cerebral emboli. 18 other paediatric cases, comprising 11 males and 7 females, are described. The median age was 5 years.


Accession: 002980145



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