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Extended spectrum beta lactamase producing Escherichia coli tricuspid valve endocarditis

Authors
  • Waked, Rami
  • Saliba, Gebrael
  • Chehata, Nabil
  • Haddad, Elie
  • Chedid, Marie
  • Choucair, Jacques
Type
Published Article
Journal
IDCases
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 22, 2020
Volume
19
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00729
PMID: 32140412
PMCID: PMC7049631
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

Escherichia coli is a rare cause of endocarditis. This article reports an 82-year-old male with a mechanical aortic valve replacement who was admitted for fever and fatigue. He was diagnosed with a tricuspid valve endocarditis caused by an extended spectrum beta lactamase producing Escherichia coli following positive blood cultures and echocardiography. He received six weeks of imipenem / cilastatin and subsequently improved and was discharged with ambulatory follow ups with his infectious disease specialist.

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