[Endocarditis, meningitis, pneumopathy and pneumococcal cerebral abscess in an alcoholic smoker].
- Published Article
Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
- Publication Date
Oct 01, 2001
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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