IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 37 / Issue 4 / pii/1630630930207-243645549

Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 46 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on imrpress.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Case Report
Haemophilus parainfluenzae infective endocarditis associated with pelvic abscess: an uncommon complication of endometriosis
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1 Department of Infectious Diseases, CHU Bichat, Paris
2 Department of Gynaecology, CHU Bichat, Paris
3 Department of Cardiology CHU Bichat, Paris (France)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2010, 37(4), 324–325;
Published: 10 December 2010
Abstract

The case of a woman with native mitral valve endocarditis due to Haemophilus parainfluenzae (HPI) associated with a pelvic abscess and endometriosis is reported. Although HPI is an infrequent pathogen involved in endocarditis, association to a gynaecological infection has never been reported. Endometriosis could increase this risk.
Keywords
Haemophilus parainfluenzae
Infective endocarditis
Endometriosis
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