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J Natl Med Assoc. 1996 Jun;88(6):353-6.

Gonoccocal endocarditis.

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Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University at Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.

Abstract

In the postantibiotic era, systemic complications from a gonococcal infection are rare. Females tend to have a higher frequency of gonococcal sepsis than males. In contrast, males have a higher rate of gonococcal endocarditis. This article describes a case of a previously healthy young male who presented with aortic insufficiency and blood cultures positive for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Despite adequate antibiotic coverage, the patient's aortic insufficiency worsened, requiring aortic value replacement before discharge from the hospital. The patient's recovery was uneventful.

PMID:
8691495
PMCID:
PMC2608094
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