Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 259–262 | Cite as

Bacterial endocarditis and renal failure in a 10-year-old boy

  • Margo Schleman
  • Alfonso Casta
  • Rohinton K. Balsara
Case Reports


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 words

Bacterial endocarditis Renal failure Tricuspid valvectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margo Schleman
    • 1
  • Alfonso Casta
    • 1
  • Rohinton K. Balsara
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Section of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic SurgeryTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphia

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