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OBJECTIVE In Lebanon there is very limited restriction on drug use. Accordingly, self-medication is highly prevalent. This study examined the influence of these factors on the development of drug-related illnesses that lead to hospitalization. METHODS Patients admitted to the medical and pediatric wards of a tertiary teaching center in Beirut, Lebanon,… (More)
Mycotic aneurysms are rare complications in patients with infective endocarditis, particularly in the pediatric population. We report a case of mycotic aneurysm of the middle cerebral artery complicating bacterial endocarditis in a child with Down's syndrome. The patient was successfully treated medically without the need for surgical intervention.