Tricuspid Valve Infective Endocarditis
A 28 year-old gentleman presented with a 6-week history of fever, night sweats and some dyspnoea on exertion. He had no previous history of rheumatic fever but was an intravenous drug abuser. Clinical examination revealed a pyrexia of 38.7 °C and a pan-systolic murmur. Blood cultures isolated Staphylococcus aureus, associated with a raised white blood cell count (19,200/μL) and C-reactive protein (245 mg/dL).
KeywordsInfective endocarditis Vegetation Leaflet reconstruction Autologous pericardium Bovine pericardium Tricuspid regurgitation Tricuspid valve replacement Bacteraemia Embolisation Leaflet resection Intra-venous drug abuser (IVDA)
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