Incidence of infective endocarditis during pregnancy is around 0.006% with high maternal and fetal mortality. Bacillus cereus is an extremely rare cause for endocarditis in intravenous drug abusers (IVDA) or those with valvular disease or devices such as pacemakers. We report a case of B. cereus endocarditis, which, to the best of our knowledge, has never been reported in pregnancy. A 30-year-old, 25-week pregnant female presented with right shoulder pain, swelling and erythema on the lateral aspect of deltoid muscle from large abscess over her deltoid muscle. She was found to have a vegetation on the native tricuspid valve. Cultures from abscess fluid and blood cultures grew B. cereus, she was appropriately treated with antimicrobials and had favorable outcomes. There are(endocarditis in pregnancy) with an unusual outcome (B. cereus) on an uncommon valve (tricuspid valve).
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Shah, M., Patnaik, S., Wongrakpanich, S., Alhamshari, Y., & Alnabelsi, T. (2015). Infective endocarditis due to Bacillus cereus in a pregnant female: A case report and literature review. IDCases, 2(4), 120–123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2015.10.003
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division