Streptococcus Bovis Endocarditis Post Colonic Polypectomy

Chongprasertpon, Napohn and Cusack, Ronan and Coughlan, John Joseph and Chung, Wing Tung and Leung, Chun Ho and Kiernan, Thomas John (2019) Streptococcus Bovis Endocarditis Post Colonic Polypectomy. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6 (5). ISSN 2284-2594

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infective endocarditis, colonic polypectomy, Streptococcus bovis
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) > 616.1 Malattie del sistema cardiovascolare
Depositing User: Sr. Francesco Bonaccorsi
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 09:22
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 09:22

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