Endocarditis, Meningitis and Pneumocystis Pneumonia

Silva, Filipa and Andrade, Sérgio and Vilaça, João and Paulo, Cristiana and Conceição, Filipe (2017) Endocarditis, Meningitis and Pneumocystis Pneumonia. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4 (3). ISSN 2284-2594

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Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with high morbidity and mortality despite advances in antibiotic and surgical treatment. Systemic embolism occurs in up to 49% of IE patients and may involve the major arteries, limb arteries, viscera and the central nervous system. In this report we describe a 60-year-old female patient with a history of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia who presented with endocarditis manifesting as stroke, acute limb ischaemia and meningitis. Early diagnosis is essential since treatment lowers the risk of embolism, with most events occurring within 2 weeks of treatment initiation

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infective endocarditis; complications; embolic stroke; acute limb ischemia; meningitis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Rebecca D'Amore
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 13:03
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 13:03
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/16289

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