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Testicular swelling with pneumonia and septicaemia: a rare presentation of right-sided endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16164797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As far as we are aware, right-sided bacterial endocarditis has not previously been described as presenting with systemic illness and testicular swelling. We report a teenager who presented with this unusual combination as a consequence of right-sided endocarditis. He presented with high fever, with chills and rigor, along with painful enlargement of the left testicle, a productive cough with progressive breathlessness, and joint pains. His blood culture was positive for Staphylococcus aureus, and a computerised tomographic scan of the chest revealed multiple pulmonary emboluses. Ultrasound of the testicles showed features of inflammation, and an echocardiogram revealed a vegetation on the tricuspid valve.
Chinnasamy S Muthukumaran; Poonamallee R Govindaraj; Joseph Vettukattil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1047-9511     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-16     Completed Date:  2006-01-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  532-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Southampton General Hospital, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications*,  therapy,  ultrasonography
Orchitis / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Pulmonary Embolism / complications
Staphylococcal Infections / complications*,  therapy,  ultrasonography
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification
Tricuspid Valve / ultrasonography

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