GROUP-B STREPTOCOCCAL ENDOCARDITIS OF TRICUSPID-VALVE

Title

GROUP-B STREPTOCOCCAL ENDOCARDITIS OF TRICUSPID-VALVE

Creator

Watanakunakorn C; Habtegabr E

Publisher

Chest

Date

1991
1991-08

Description

We report three cases of group B streptococcal endocarditis of the tricuspid valve. Two patients were intravenous drug abusers. In the literature review, and including our cases, ten patients had group B streptococcal endocarditis of the tricuspid valve. Half of the patients were intravenous drug abusers. Four of the other patients had underlying conditions. All patients were treated with a penicillin with or without an aminoglycoside. Three patients underwent tricuspid valve surgery. The overall mortality was 20 percent. Both patients who died received medical therapy only.

Subject

addicts; bacteremia; General & Internal Medicine; infective endocarditis; Respiratory System

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

569-571

Issue

2

Volume

100

Citation

Watanakunakorn C; Habtegabr E, “GROUP-B STREPTOCOCCAL ENDOCARDITIS OF TRICUSPID-VALVE,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 25, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7488.

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