Kingella endocarditis and meningitis in a patient with SLE and associated antiphospholipid syndrome. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We describe a patient with SLE and antiphospholipid syndrome who presented with severe headache and fever. Lumbar puncture analyses indicated meningitis. Kingella kingae was isolated from her blood cultures. A large mobile vegetation was seen on her mitral valve. The association between SLE, Libman – Sacks endocarditis and bacterial endocarditis is discussed.

publication date

  • January 1, 2000

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