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Unusual presentation of infective endocarditis with cerebral infarction in a neuro-trauma patient

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Udesh Supun Perera

District General Hospital Hambantota, LK
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Consultant in Anaesthesia and intensive care Medicine, District General Hospital Hambantota, Sri Lanka.
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Abstract

One of the devastating neurologic complications of infective endocarditis is middle cerebral artery territory cerebral infarction due to embolic events causing ischaemia. We encountered an interesting case of infective endocarditis complicated by cerebral infarction in a patient with traumatic brain injury who had undergone craniotomy a month before the event.   His head injury and its complications mislead the possibility of early suspicion of infective endocarditis.

How to Cite: Perera, U.S., (2016). Unusual presentation of infective endocarditis with cerebral infarction in a neuro-trauma patient. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 24(2), pp.96–98. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v24i2.8158
Published on 16 Jul 2016.
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