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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 154-156

Central line-associated bloodstream infection in a patient with vascular Ehlers–Danlos syndrome

Department of Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH, USA

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Stella C Pak
3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH 43614
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DOI: 10.4103/JCPC.JCPC_20_17

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Vascular Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome (vEDS) is a familial orphan disease inherited in autosomal dominant pattern. The prevalence of vEDS is estimated to be about 1 in 200,000. We report a case of central line-associated blood stream infection, infective endocarditis, and pulmonary septic emboli in a 21-year-old female with vEDS. Our patient was also found to have intracranial Chiari I Malformation (CIM). This case highlights the importance of screening for infective endocarditis in patients with vEDS and supports possible genetic locus homogeneity between EDS and CIM.

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