Streptococcus Bovis Endocarditis Post Colonic Polypectomy

  • Napohn Chongprasertpon Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Limerick, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland
  • Ronan Cusack Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Limerick, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland
  • John Joseph Coughlan Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Limerick, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6086-3279
  • Wing Tung Chung Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ma Liu Shui, Hong Kong SAR, The People’s Republic of China
  • Chun Ho Leung Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ma Liu Shui, Hong Kong SAR, The People’s Republic of China
  • Thomas John Kiernan Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Limerick, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland

Keywords

Infective endocarditis, colonic polypectomy, Streptococcus bovis

Abstract

We describe a case of Streptococcus lutetiensis infective endocarditis occurring in a patient following colonic polypectomy. The patient had multiple risk factors for infective endocarditis including pre-existing mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation.
Transoesophageal echocardiography revealed a friable mass on the posterior mitral valve leaflet, confirming the diagnosis. The patient was treated with intravenous antibiotics, successfully underwent mitral valve surgery and was discharged home for outpatient follow-up.
This report details an uncommon case presentation, highlights areas for improvement in clinical practice, and summarises the current knowledge available in the literature regarding Streptococcus bovis infective endocarditis.

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  • Published: 2019-05-08

    Issue: Vol 6 No 5 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Chongprasertpon, N., Cusack, R., Coughlan, J., Chung, W. T., Leung, C. H., & Kiernan, T. (2019). Streptococcus Bovis Endocarditis Post Colonic Polypectomy. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6(5). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001110