Bacterial endocarditis and renal failure in a 10-year-old boy
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A 10-year-old boy with bacterial endocarditis developed acute renal failure. This is a rarely seen complication in the pediatric age group. The ultimate renal prognosis is good if the bacterial endocarditis is successfully treated. The eventual recovery of this child following a partial tricuspid valvectomy emphasizes the necessity of an aggressive, multidisciplinary approach for this still lethal disease.
Key wordsBacterial endocarditis Renal failure Tricuspid valvectomy
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