Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology

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

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


Stella C Pak 
 Department of Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH, USA

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Stella C Pak
3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH 43614
USA

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.


How to cite this article:
Pak SC. Central line-associated bloodstream infection in a patient with vascular Ehlers–Danlos syndrome.J Clin Prev Cardiol 2017;6:154-156


How to cite this URL:
Pak SC. Central line-associated bloodstream infection in a patient with vascular Ehlers–Danlos syndrome. J Clin Prev Cardiol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 May 26 ];6:154-156
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