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Husband (31) had bacterial meningitis in 2015. Now he has aortic valve regurgitation. No other problems. Maybe the bacteria attacked the aortic valve?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Possibly yes

Some types of bacterial meningitis (for example, pneumococcal) sometimes cause heart valve infection (endocarditis) at the same time.
This could lead to aortic regurgitation. Others (e.g. meningococcal) are unlikely to do so. Probably he is under the care of a cardiologist; s/he should be able to answer this. Good luck!

In brief: Possibly yes

Some types of bacterial meningitis (for example, pneumococcal) sometimes cause heart valve infection (endocarditis) at the same time.
This could lead to aortic regurgitation. Others (e.g. meningococcal) are unlikely to do so. Probably he is under the care of a cardiologist; s/he should be able to answer this. Good luck!
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