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Candida albicans tricuspid valve endocarditis in an intravenous drug addict: successful treatment with fluconazole.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature9251
Source
Scand J Infect Dis. 2005;37(4):310-1
Publication Type
Article
Date
2005
Author
Katarina Westling
Anders Thalme
Inger Julander
Author Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Katarina.Westling@medhs.ki.se
Source
Scand J Infect Dis. 2005;37(4):310-1
Date
2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Antifungal Agents - therapeutic use
Candidiasis - diagnosis - epidemiology
Endocarditis - microbiology
Female
Fluconazole - therapeutic use
Heart Valve Diseases - microbiology
Humans
Middle Aged
Substance Abuse, Intravenous - complications
Sweden
Tricuspid Valve - microbiology
Abstract
An addicted, intravenous drug user was treated for Candida albicans tricuspid valve endocarditis with high dose fluconazole for 8 months, without relapse after 30 months.
PubMed ID
15804670 View in PubMed
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First known case of Bartonella quintana endocarditis in Sweden.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature91369
Source
Scand J Infect Dis. 2009;41(1):73-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
2009
Author
Ehrenborg Christian
Hagberg Svante
Alden Jakob
Makitalo Signar
Myrdal Gunnar
Larsson Erik
Hjelm Eva
Friman Goran
Author Affiliation
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden. christian.ehrenborg@medsci.uu.se
Source
Scand J Infect Dis. 2009;41(1):73-5
Date
2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Antibodies, Bacterial - blood
Aortic Valve - microbiology
Bacterial Proteins - genetics
Bartonella Infections - epidemiology - microbiology
Bartonella quintana - genetics - immunology - isolation & purification
DNA, Bacterial - analysis - isolation & purification
Endocarditis, Bacterial - epidemiology - microbiology
Humans
Immunocompromised Host
Male
Sweden - epidemiology
Tricuspid Valve - microbiology
Abstract
In this report, we present the first known case of Bartonella endocarditis in Sweden. IgG antibody titres to Bartonella spp. were elevated but blood cultures remained negative. Sequencing of a gltA fragment from DNA extracted from heart valve tissue specimens revealed sequence homology with B. quintana.
PubMed ID
18985544 View in PubMed
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[Pneumococcal endocarditis of the tricuspid valve. A case report with review of the literature]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature54548
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1997 Feb 28;117(6):815-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-28-1997
Author
A M Holm
D. Berild
Author Affiliation
Medisinsk klinikk Aker sykehus, Oslo.
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1997 Feb 28;117(6):815-7
Date
Feb-28-1997
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Endocarditis, Bacterial - diagnosis - drug therapy - microbiology
English Abstract
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Pneumococcal Infections - diagnosis - drug therapy
Prognosis
Streptococcus pneumoniae - isolation & purification
Tricuspid Valve - microbiology
Abstract
The incidence of invasive infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae has increased dramatically in Norway the last 5-10 years. We describe a patient with a pneumococcal endocarditis of the tricuspic valve who illustrates some of the diagnostic and therapeutic problems often connected with right-sided endocarditis. We also review literature on pneumococcal endocarditis. Since the introduction of antibiotics, the incidence of pneumococcal endocarditis has decreased significantly. The most important predisposition still seems to be alcoholism. Cases of pneumococcal endocarditis require prolonged and consistent antibiotic treatment. Rapid destruction of the valves is typical, and often demands surgical intervention at an early stage. So far no multiresistant pneumococci have been observed in Norway. The increased incidence of serious pneumococcal infections has recently made it necessary to recommend that pneumococcal vaccine be given on wider indications.
PubMed ID
9102976 View in PubMed
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