Title

Expect the Unexpected: A Rare Case of Pseudomonas aerguinosa Endocarditis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-12-2020

Publication Title

IDCases

Abstract

Infective endocarditis (IE) caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa is extremely uncommon. Reported cases have usually been associated with intravenous drug use, prosthetic heart valves, and/or implanted cardiac devices. Traditionally, successful treatment has necessitated a combination of antimicrobial(s) and valve replacement. Yet, P. aeruginosa IE remains difficult to manage, especially in cases where valve replacement may not be an immediate option. We present such a case of P. aeruginosa IE, highlighting that medical management with 2 antipseudomonal synergistic agents may be an alternative to surgery in particularly complicated cases.

PubMed ID

32399394

Volume

21

First Page

00787

Last Page

00787

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