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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2012|
- Case report
- Infective endocarditis
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
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