Acute respiratory distress reveals a mitral endocarditis and complete a case of pneumococcal infection of Austrian syndrome

Salaheddine Fjouji, Abdelouahad Baite
2020 Case Reports International  
Infectious endocarditis caused by Streptococcus pneumonia remains rare but serious. When it is associated with meningitis and pneumonia, it is called Austrian syndrome. Case Report: The authors describe a case of a 66-yearold female Moroccan patient who presented a congestive heart failure due to mitral valve disease after few days of hospitalization for pneumococcal meningitis associated with pneumonitis. The patient had a favorable course after combination of antibiotic therapy followed by
more » ... gical valve replacement. Conclusion: The recognition of this syndrome allows an early diagnosis of cardiac involvement often masked and which worsens the prognosis. Mortality can be lowered by appropriate medico-surgical management.
doi:10.5348/100075z06sf2020cr fatcat:y2ulqniugfet7hgz3uhugor2qa