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Kodamaea ohmeri tricuspid valve endocarditis with right ventricular inflow obstruction in a neonate with structurally normal heart.

Sundaram PS, Bijulal S, Tharakan JA, Antony M - Ann Pediatr Cardiol (2011)

Bottom Line: The yeast Kodamaea (Pichia) ohmeri is a rare human pathogen with infrequent report of neonatal infection.The patient was referred to our institute after having ICU stay of 18 days in another hospital for necrotizing enterocolitis and was found to have obstructive tricuspid valve mass and fungemia with Kodamaea ohmeri.In spite of the treatment, patient developed sepsis with disseminated intravascular coagulation and could not be revived.

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Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

ABSTRACT
The yeast Kodamaea (Pichia) ohmeri is a rare human pathogen with infrequent report of neonatal infection. Native valve endocarditis by Kodamaea ohmeri is extremely rare. The current case report describes a case of fatal nosocomial native valve endocarditis without any structural heart defects in a 40dayold baby. The patient was referred to our institute after having ICU stay of 18 days in another hospital for necrotizing enterocolitis and was found to have obstructive tricuspid valve mass and fungemia with Kodamaea ohmeri. In spite of the treatment, patient developed sepsis with disseminated intravascular coagulation and could not be revived.

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Subcostal view showing vegetation attached to the native tricuspid valve, causing RV inflow obstruction. Also shown the coronary sinus draining into right atrium
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Figure 1: Subcostal view showing vegetation attached to the native tricuspid valve, causing RV inflow obstruction. Also shown the coronary sinus draining into right atrium

Mentions: Echocardiography showed 11.1 × 6.4 mm vegetation attached to the tricuspid valve and Doppler examination showed a mean tricuspid inflow gradient of 5 mmHg [Figure 1].


Kodamaea ohmeri tricuspid valve endocarditis with right ventricular inflow obstruction in a neonate with structurally normal heart.

Sundaram PS, Bijulal S, Tharakan JA, Antony M - Ann Pediatr Cardiol (2011)

Subcostal view showing vegetation attached to the native tricuspid valve, causing RV inflow obstruction. Also shown the coronary sinus draining into right atrium
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Figure 1: Subcostal view showing vegetation attached to the native tricuspid valve, causing RV inflow obstruction. Also shown the coronary sinus draining into right atrium
Mentions: Echocardiography showed 11.1 × 6.4 mm vegetation attached to the tricuspid valve and Doppler examination showed a mean tricuspid inflow gradient of 5 mmHg [Figure 1].

Bottom Line: The yeast Kodamaea (Pichia) ohmeri is a rare human pathogen with infrequent report of neonatal infection.The patient was referred to our institute after having ICU stay of 18 days in another hospital for necrotizing enterocolitis and was found to have obstructive tricuspid valve mass and fungemia with Kodamaea ohmeri.In spite of the treatment, patient developed sepsis with disseminated intravascular coagulation and could not be revived.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

ABSTRACT
The yeast Kodamaea (Pichia) ohmeri is a rare human pathogen with infrequent report of neonatal infection. Native valve endocarditis by Kodamaea ohmeri is extremely rare. The current case report describes a case of fatal nosocomial native valve endocarditis without any structural heart defects in a 40dayold baby. The patient was referred to our institute after having ICU stay of 18 days in another hospital for necrotizing enterocolitis and was found to have obstructive tricuspid valve mass and fungemia with Kodamaea ohmeri. In spite of the treatment, patient developed sepsis with disseminated intravascular coagulation and could not be revived.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus