Severe peripheral polyneuropathy in a child with infective endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus aueus

Caksen H., Uner A., Arslan S., Anlar O., Odabas D., Tosun N., ...More

ACTA NEUROLOGICA BELGICA, vol.104, no.3, pp.114-116, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-116
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Although central nervous system complications such as stroke, encephalopathy and meningitis are commonly described in Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis, peripheral nervous system involvement is rarely reported in the literature. In this article we report on a 13-year-old boy with infective endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus aureus in whom severe polyneuropathy developed during hospitalization. To the best of our knowledge this is the first child case with infective endocarditis associated with peripheral polyneuropathy in the literature.