Triple-Valve Infective Endocarditis: A Case with Unusual Features
KeywordsTriple-valve endocarditis, Streptococcus gallolyticus, infective endocarditis
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.
Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 4 (view)