TITLE

Conservative Treatment of Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis due to Mycobacterium fortuitum

AUTHOR(S)
Kunin, M.; Salamon, F.; Weinberger, M.; Genkin, I.; Sagie, A.; Tur-Kaspa, R.
PUB. DATE
July 2002
SOURCE
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases;Jul2002, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p539
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Described here is the case of a patient with infective endocarditis in a prosthetic valve due to a Mycobacterium fortuitum-group organism. The patient was treated medically and had a favorable clinical response. This is only the second report of survival after Mycobacterium fortuitum-group endocarditis, and the first of survival without surgical intervention. The duration of treatment is not well defined for this patient, but life-long suppressive therapy will likely be required.
ACCESSION #
15685757

 

Related Articles

  • Early Surgery vs. Antibiotics for Infectious Endocarditis. Zepf, Bill // American Family Physician;3/15/2002, Vol. 65 Issue 6, p1208 

    Presents information on a study by J. Bishara and others on the long-term survival impact of early surgical intervention to remove the infected valve compared with standard antibiotic therapy alone for treatment of infectious endocarditis. Description of the study and its results; Conclusion...

  • SBE.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1945 

    A definition of the term "SBE" is presented. It refers to subacute bacterial endocarditis.

  • Outcome after mitral valve repair for acute and healed infective endocarditis Feringa, Harm H.H.; Bax, Jeroen J.; Klein, Patrick; Klautz, Robert J.M.; Braun, Jerry; van der Wall, Ernst. E.; Poldermans, Don; Dion, Robert A.E. // European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Mar2006, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p367 

    Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the long-term clinical and echocardiographic outcomes after mitral valve surgery for acute and healed infective endocarditis. Methods: Of 37 consecutive patients presenting with native mitral valve endocarditis, mitral valve repair (MVRep) was feasible in 34...

  • INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS – A CONTINUOUS CHALLENGE. BĂLUȚĂ, MONICA MARIANA; VINTILĂ, MARIUS MARCIAN // American Journal of Medical Research;2014, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p53 

    This paper tries to emphasize why endocarditis definitions, diagnostic criteria and therapy need to be improved. First, we have summarized briefly the present data on endocarditis epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment. The paper will focus on contemporary problems related to native and...

  • Infective Endocarditis Following Cardiac Catheterization in Infancy. Yu, Luke C.; Greene, Gerald; Sperling, Donald; Morgan, Beverly C. // Clinical Pediatrics;Apr1986, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p222 

    A 4.5-month-old infant with transposition of great vessels and large ventricular septal defect developed acute infective endocarditis following cardiac catheterization. Reta-hemolytic streptococcus was recovered from three blood cultures. The infant survived after 6 weeks intravenous antibiotic...

  • Infective Endocarditis Complicated by Acute Ischemic Stroke from Septic Embolus: Successful Solitaire FR Thrombectomy. Liang, Jackson J.; Bishu, Kalkidan G.; Anavekar, Nandan S. // Cardiology Research;2012, Vol. 3 Issue 6, p277 

    Infective endocarditis (IE) is often complicated by systemic embolization. Acute stroke due to septic emboli is a particularly dreaded complication. Optimal treatment for acute stroke in IE has not been well outlined. Fibrinolytic therapy may be associated with increased risk for hemorrhagic...

  • Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis at the University of Minnesota Hospital, 1939 through 1959. Pankey, George A. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Oct61, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p550 

    Examines cases of subacute bacterial endocarditis in patients seen at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis in the 20-year period January 1, 1939 to December 31, 1959. Distribution of patients by age and sex; Existence of an underlying heart disease; Initiating factors of subacute...

  • ENDOCARDITIS: When bacteria invade the heart. Burden, Larry L.; Rodgers, Judy C. // RN;Dec88, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p38 

    Presents a case of a patient admitted because of complications of infective endocarditis. Signs and symptoms; Observations of the medical surgical nurse after auscultation; Information on the transfer of the patient to the intensive care unit; Pathophysiology of infective endocarditis. INSETS:...

  • Bacterial Endocarditis: A Heart at Risk.  // American Family Physician;3/15/2000, Vol. 61 Issue 6, Following p1732 

    Presents information on bacterial endocarditis (BE). People at risk of bacterial endocarditis; How to prevent BE; Complications of the disease.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics