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Pol Arch Med Wewn. 2004 Nov;112(5):1347-50.

[Splenic abscess in the course of infective endocarditis--report of a case].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Katedra i Klinika Chorób Wewnetrznych AM im. prof. Feliksa Skubiszewskiego, Lublinie. zawada@eskulap.am.lublin.pl


Infective endocarditis is the most common condition predisposing a patient to splenic abscess. We report the case of man aged 65 who was admitted to the Internal Medicine Department to diagnose the fever of unknown origin. The fever lasted longer than one year. Clinical status and executed diagnostics, among others: echocardiography, blood cultures, abdominal ultrasonography, abdominal computed tomography allowed to give the diagnosis splenic abscess caused by Acinetobacter Baumanii in the course of infective endocarditis. Patient was treated by splenectomy and antibiotics. As a result of the treatment normalization of temperature and recovery was obtained.

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