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Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets. 2018;18(2):162-164. doi: 10.2174/1871529X18666180302113428.

A Rare Case of Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis Caused by Enterococcus Gallinarum in a Patient with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection.

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1
Department of Cardiology, General Hospital "Iaso", Athens, Greece.
2
1ST Laboratory of Pathology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Infective endocarditis due to Enterococus Gallinarum is a rare clinical condition. We present a case of an 85 years old male with a history of the valvular disease and permanent pace maker with past medical history of repetitive urinary tract infections in the previous months, who presented to the emergency department with fever, urinary disturbances, general malaise and positive blood cultures for Enterococcus Gallinarum.

METHODS:

Echocardiography was a useful diagnostic method in the present case, showing the vegetation on the tricuspid valve.

RESULTS:

This case is notable because tricuspid valve endocarditis due to Enterococcus Gallinarum is a rare clinical condition and improves knowledge of disease and management in patients with endocarditis.

KEYWORDS:

Endocarditis; atrial fibrillation; chronic; enterococus; meningitis; pathogens; urinary tract infection.

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