Fusobacterium necrophorum causando endocardite infecciosa e abscesso heaṕtico e esplênico

Translated title of the contribution: Fusobacterium necrophorum causing infective endocarditis and liver and splenic abscesses

Marc Zac Handler, Benjamin Miriovsky, Howard E. Gendelman, Uriel Sandkovsky

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Abstract

A 25-year-old male without prior co-morbidities was admitted to hospital with Fusobacterium necrophorum bacteremia, where he was found to have liver and splenic abscesses. Further evaluation with echocardiography revealed a bicuspid aortic valve with severe insufficiency and a 1.68 x 0.86 cm vegetation. The patient required abscess drainage, intravenous antimicrobial therapy and aortic valve replacement. Complete resolution of the infection was achieved after valve replacement and a prolonged course of intravenous antimicrobial therapy. A brief analysis of the patient's clinical course and review of the literature is presented.

Translated title of the contributionFusobacterium necrophorum causing infective endocarditis and liver and splenic abscesses
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)169-172
Number of pages4
JournalRevista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

Keywords

  • Fusobacterium necrophorum
  • Infective endocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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