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Triple-Valve Endocarditis in a Diabetic Patient: Case Report and Literature Review

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 3 ]

Author(s):

Anis J. Kadado*, Vikram Grewal, Krystel Feghali and Jaime Hernandez-Montfort   Pages 217 - 224 ( 8 )

Abstract:


Background: Despite major advancements since its first description in the 19th century, infective endocarditis remains a significant medical challenge. Although commonly involving a single valve, multiple valve involvement may occur, complicating matters even further. Triplevalve endocarditis is a very rare phenomenon. Poorly studied and described only a handful of times in the literature, little is known about the optimal therapeutic and management options in dealing with this complex entity.

Conclusion: In this paper we describe the case of a 48-year-old male who was diagnosed with triple-valve endocarditis and provide a review of the literature to delineate what is already known and improve our understanding of this rare phenomenon.

Keywords:

Triple-valve, endocarditis, diabetic patient, therapeutic and management options, phenomenon.

Affiliation:

Baystate Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Springfield, MA, Baystate Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Springfield, MA, Roger Williams Medical Center/Boston University, MA, Baystate Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Springfield, MA

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