Right-sided infective Endocarditis Presenting with Purpuric skin Rash and CardiacFailure in a Patient without Fever

Shetty, Ranjan K and Vivek, G and Naha, Kushal and Bekkam, Sreedivya (2013) Right-sided infective Endocarditis Presenting with Purpuric skin Rash and CardiacFailure in a Patient without Fever. BMJ Case Reports. pp. 1-3.

[img] PDF
right sided IE.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (230kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

We describe the case of a 70-year-old woman who presented with symptoms of cardiac failure, and was found on clinical examination to have a purpuric rash over her lower extremities. Further evaluation of cardiac failure revealed tricuspid regurgitation with two large tricuspid valve vegetations. Blood cultures yielded a growth of Streptococcus viridans. She was treated with an intravenous ceftriaxone and gentamicin and made a complete recovery with resolution of the rash.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 09:14
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 09:14
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139716

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item