Tricuspid valve infective endocarditis in intravenous drug abuser


Authors: O. Rataj 1;  L. Martinkovičová 2;  M. Šetina 3
Authors‘ workplace: Interní oddělení Oblastní nemocnice Kladno, a. s., primář MU Dr. Ivo Podpěra 1;  Kardioecho. cz, s. r. o., Rakovník, vedoucí lékař MU Dr. Přemysl Šváb 2;  Kardiochirurgická klinika 2. lékařské fakulty UK a FN Motol Praha, přednosta doc. MU Dr. Marek Šetina, CSc. 3
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2013; 59(10): 939-942
Category: Case Report

Overview

Infective endocarditis can be divided from practical point of view into native valve endocarditis and prosthetic valve endocarditis. With regard to aquired endocarditis, endocarditis in intravenous drug abusers can be separetly differentiated. Echocardiography and microbio­logical cultures are essential for dia­gnosis. Treatment consists of antibio­tic therapy and often surgical procedure is required. We present a case report of an intravenous drug abuser with a tricuspid valve endocarditis, successfully treated with antibio­tic therapy and a following surgical valve repair.

Key words:
infective endocarditis –  intravenous drug abuser –  tricuspid valve


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Diabetology Endocrinology Internal medicine
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