SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care III
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Neurological manifestations are the presenting symptoms of infective endocarditis (IE) in 16% - 23% of patients. ICH, in this setting, is usually ascribed to ruptured intracranial mycotic aneurysms (ICMAs), even when they are not detected. Spinal epidural abscesses (SEAs) may also complicate IE and have a delayed diagnosis. We report a case of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) endocarditis complicated by both ICH and SEAs in a patient who lacked the typical risk factors for the development of these infectious complications.