Endocarditis following IUD insertion in a patient with tetralogy of Fallot

Eric Allan Meyerowitz, Sarah Prager, Karen Stout, Alison Roxby

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The role of antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of infective endocarditis is unknown. Endocarditis prophylaxis is recommended for certain high-risk individuals prior to dental procedures. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in the literature of a patient with complex congenital heart disease developing endocarditis in the period immediately following otherwise uncomplicated intrauterine device insertion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere227962
JournalBMJ case reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • cardiothoracic surgery
  • contraception
  • infections
  • infectious diseases
  • valvar diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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