We did notice there have been a lot of people ordering echocardiograms because of a concern about infective endocarditis
In Morocco, cases of BCNE represent two thirds of all cases of infectious endocarditis
and constitute a major problem of diagnosis and management of patients (1).
Major trends that have created new challenges are emergence of prosthetic valve endocarditis
, intravascular device-related endocarditis
, an increase in antibiotic resistance among causative organisms.
Q fever endocarditis
is a chronic infection caused by the zoonosis Coxiella burnetii .
is a serious condition usually seen in immunologically suppressed and severely debilitated patients.
We present a case of aortic and mitral valve endocarditis
caused by Streptococcus gallolyticus, probably with a gastrointestinal point of entry, complicated with acute heart failure, mitral valve leaflet abscess and intervalvular fibrosa abscess, that required urgent surgery.
Although HACEK organisms are documented to comprise up to 3% of all infective endocarditis
cases, 60% of individuals with HACEK bacteremia are found to have endocarditis
The positive diagnosis was infective endocarditis
of aortic valve (right aortic coronary leaflet), severe aortic regurgitation, severe mitral regurgitation, normochromic anemia (medium form, of inflammatory etiology), antral gastric operated cancer.
In fact, we now wonder if this lack of extended incubation may be accounting for a significant proportion of negative blood cultures, and whether more prosthetic valve endocarditis
than we think is actually being caused by P.
Serological investigations for the common causes of culture-negative endocarditis
were performed (Table 1).
Material and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all the data from our infective endocarditis
registry at AFICandNIHD from January 2013 to December 2015.
The following case describes a 43-year-old male with chronically untreated HCV infection who was admitted to hospital with infective endocarditis
and was found to be c-ANCA positive.
Por varias razones, la endocarditis
infecciosa (EI) continua siendo una enfermedad importante en la practica clinica diaria, entre ellas: el poco efecto que han tenido los adelantos en el diagnostico y en las intervenciones terapeuticas sobre la supervivencia y la morbilidad asociada, lo que resulta en mortalidad significativa y secuelas valvulares (1).
Adult patent Ductus Arteriosus complicated by endocarditis
and hemolytic anemia
is a classical, but uncommon cause of infective endocarditis