Aortic root fistula complicating Austrian syndrome

Ahmed Bakhit, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Khushal Choudhary, Mohamed Khaled Soufi

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Austrian syndrome occurs in 1.2% of all patients with pneumococcal infective endocarditis. It presents with the triad of meningitis, pneumonia, and endocarditis. It is commonly seen in elderly males with a history of alcohol abuse, an immunocompromised state, or recent valve surgery. We present a case of Austrian syndrome presenting with paravalvular complications in the form of aortic root fistula. In this report, we describe the second patient with the community-acquired, pneumococcal, native, aortic valve, endocarditis with Austrian syndrome complicated by the development of an aortic fistula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalArchivio Monaldi per la Tissologia e le Malattie dell'Apparato Respiratorio
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 17 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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