Anis J. Kadado*, Vikram Grewal, Krystel Feghali and Jaime Hernandez-Montfort Pages 217 - 224 ( 8 )
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.
Triple-valve, endocarditis, diabetic patient, therapeutic and management options, phenomenon.
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