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Infective endocarditis of the tricuspid valve caused by Staphylococcus aureus after ear piercing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17366063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Right-sided endocarditis usually involves the tricuspid valve, predominantly in intravenous drug abusers, in patients with anti-arrhythmic devices or central venous lines, and in patients with skin or genitourinary infection and with congenital heart disease 1. We describe a case of a 15-y-old patient, who had tricuspid valve endocarditis in a morphologically normal valve after having his ear pierced, without history of parenteral drug addiction and vascular catheter use. Progression of vegetation size and development of tricuspid valve regurgitation in spite of the intensive antibiotic treatment eventually required surgical intervention.
Ales Kovarik; Marek Setina; Mirek Sulda; Petra Pazderkova; Ales Mokracek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-16     Completed Date:  2007-06-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  266-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Kardiocentrum Nemocnice Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Body Piercing / adverse effects*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology,  microbiology*
Staphylococcal Infections / etiology*
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification*
Tricuspid Valve / microbiology*

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