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[Endocarditis, meningitis, pneumopathy and pneumococcal cerebral abscess in an alcoholic smoker].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
0761-8425
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
5
Pages
545–547
Identifiers
PMID: 11887774
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report a case of mitral endocarditis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in a 43 year old man with history of alcohol abuse and cigarette smoking. The pneumococcal endocarditis was associated with pneumonia, meningitis and brain abscess. Only transesophageal echocardiography could confirm the presence of vegetation. The patient was treated medically with good results.

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