Triple-Valve Infective Endocarditis: A Case with Unusual Features
  • Inês Oliveira
    Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal
  • Gisela Vasconcelos
    Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal
  • Bruno Bragança
    Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal
  • Margarida Cruz
    Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal
  • Glória Abreu
    Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal
  • João Azevedo
    Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal
  • Aurora Andrade
    Cardiology Department, Centro Hospitalar Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal

Keywords

Triple-valve endocarditis, Streptococcus gallolyticus, infective endocarditis

Abstract

Infective endocarditis is a condition associated with high morbidity and mortality, usually with univalvular involvement. We describe the case of a 76-year-old woman with triple-valve endocarditis due to Streptococcus gallolyticus complicated by perivalvular suppurative lesions, acute heart failure and acute kidney injury. Unfortunately, the patient died despite antibiotic therapy and emergent surgery. This case highlights uncommon triple-valve involvement in the absence of risk factors, posing a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.

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    Published: 2022-04-27
    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 4 (view)


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    Oliveira I, Vasconcelos G, Bragança B, Cruz M, Abreu G, Azevedo J, Andrade A. Triple-Valve Infective Endocarditis: A Case with Unusual Features. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003350.