We present the case of subarachnoid haemorrhage caused by a ruptured infectious intracranial aneurysm secondary to endocarditis in a young man. He presented with signs of a neurological event, which turned out to be a subarachnoid haemorrhage. Symptoms of fever, chills and a systolic cardiac murmur on auscultation were the reasons to obtain blood cultures and initiate further diagnostic workup for endocarditis. This confirmed the suspicion of endocarditis of the mitral valve caused by Streptococcus mitis.
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