Infective endocarditis of the aortic valve caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa and treated medically in a patient on haemodialysis

Kowthar S. Hassan, Dawood Al-Riyami

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Abstract

Infective endocarditis (IE) in patients on dialysis is a serious infection with a high mortality rate. It is usually caused by Gram positive bacteria with Gram negative organisms being relatively rare as a cause. Recommended treatment usually involves surgical valve replacement and the extended use of antibiotics. Successful treatment with antibiotics alone is rare. We report a case of IE caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a patient on dialysis treated solely with antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-674
Number of pages4
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

Keywords

  • Antibiotic
  • Case report
  • Dialysis
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Oman
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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