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Recurrent infective endocarditis associated with pyogenic spondylodiskitis

Title
Recurrent infective endocarditis associated with pyogenic spondylodiskitis
Author
김순길
Keywords
Infective endocarditis; Spondylodiskitis
Issue Date
2011-03
Publisher
The Korean Society of Cardiology
Citation
Korean Circulation Journal, 2011, 41(3), P.167-170
Abstract
Infective endocarditis is a life-threatening condition caused by microbial infection of the heart's endocardial surface. This condition can also be associated with bacterial infections of other organs. We experienced an unusual case of recurrent infective endocarditis associated with pyogenic spondylodiskitis. A 70-year-old man presented with persistent fever and lower back pain visited our hospital. The patient had a past history of recurrent infective endocarditis. He was diagnosed with infective endocarditis again based on clinical symptoms and echocardiographic findings. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to evaluate lower back pain, which showed acute spondylodiskitis on L3 and L4 vertebrae. The patient completely recovered following four weeks of antibiotic therapy.
URI
https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.4070/kcj.2011.41.3.167
ISSN
1738-5520; 1738-5555
DOI
10.4070/kcj.2011.41.3.167
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