Unusual association of diseases/symptoms. An unusual cause for fever of unknown origin in a patient with a prosthetic valve.

Parameswaran, Ramanathan and Ramakrishnan, Balavinoth and Prabhu, Mukhyaprana and Ramachandran, Balasubramanian (2009) Unusual association of diseases/symptoms. An unusual cause for fever of unknown origin in a patient with a prosthetic valve. BMJ Case Reports.

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Abstract

A case of Wegener granulomatosis as a cause for fever of unknown origin (FUO) and secondary involvement of endocardium in association with mitral valve prosthesis is presented. Although the patient was referred as a case of unresolving pneumonia, her unresponsiveness to broad spectrum antibiotics including infective endocarditis treatment prompted investigation for a non-infectious aetiology for her FUO, leading to a diagnosis of Wegener granulomatosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2011 09:28
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2013 06:34
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/767

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