Kingella endocarditis and meningitis in a patient with SLE and associated antiphospholipid syndrome.

Abstract

We describe a patient with SLE and antiphospholipid syndrome who presented with severe headache and fever. Lumbar puncture analyses indicated meningitis. Kingella kingae was isolated from her blood cultures. A large mobile vegetation was seen on her mitral valve. The association between SLE, Libman-Sacks endocarditis and bacterial endocarditis is discussed. 

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