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Nightmare of a Breastfeeding Mother: Aortic Valve Endocarditis due to Streptococcus salivarius after Breast Engorgement

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.290
Pages: 
389–90
The Editor,
 
Sir,
 
A 25-year old postpartum woman was admitted to our hospital complaining of continuous remittent fever (max 38.7 °C) and musculoskeletal symptoms including arthralgias and myalgias. Past medical history included uncomplicated normal spontaneous vaginal birth six months ago. Additionally, just before admission to hospital, she had been diagnosed with breast engorgement and mastitis with no purulant discharge. She said that she kept breastfeeding while taking antibiotics (amoxicillin 2 g/day) for mastitis.
 
Accepted: 
24 Oct, 2013
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e-Published: 25 Jun, 2014
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