Successful Treatment of Infective Endocarditis Vegetation with Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator in a Term Newborn
AbstractThe development of infective endocarditis and cardiac thrombus is a rare but serious complication in the newborn infant. Herein we report the use of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in a term infant to successfully treat a Staphylococcal infective endocarditis vegetation that was unresponsive to antimicrobial therapy and not amenable to surgical therapy.
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