Case Report

Staphylococcus Hominis Native Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis Following Spontaneous Abortus


  • Hatice Ender Soydinç
  • Murat Yüce
  • Emine Sarı
  • İbrahim Sarı
  • Cuma Yıldırım
  • Vedat Davutoğlu
  • Süleyman Ercan

Received Date: 13.10.2009 Accepted Date: 14.10.2009 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2012;11(1):47-49

The patient had a spontaneous abortion in the fifth week of her pregnancy and had nonspecific treatment due to fever and chills that had started 3 days after the spontaneous abortion. She was diagnosed and treated as endocarditis as there was vegetation on the tricuspid valve on transthoracic echocardiography, and blood culture revealed Stphylococcus Hominis. The patient completely recovered from endocarditis after antibiotic treatment and had another pregnancy ending with normal birth without any complication. Stphylococcus Hominis is a coagulase negative microorganism that normaly exists in skin flora, causing endocarditis more commonly in immunesuppressed subjects, patients with prosthetic valves and acessory devices. Here in this case report, we present a 31 year-old woman who had the complication of native tricuspid valve endocarditis after spontaneous abortus in her fifth week of pregnancy. To our knowledge, the present case is the first to be reported as a native valve endocarditis caused by Stphylococcus Hominis associated with pregnancy or abortus.

Keywords: Staphylococcus Hominis, infektive endocarditis, abortus, pregnancy