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The first case of prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Salmonella enterica Serovar Enteritidis infection in Sri Lanka

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T. Jeyakanth ,

Jaffna Teaching Hospital, LK
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P. Mayurathan,

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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M. Guruparan,

Teaching hospital Jaffna, LK
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F.N. Mubarak,

Teaching hospital Jaffna, LK
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M.V.S.C. Pathirage,

Medical Research Institute, Colombo, LK
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S Sivasunthan

Teaching hospital Jaffna, LK
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Abstract

Prosthetic  valve  replacement  is   one of  the  predisposing  factors  for  the  development  of infective  endocarditis.  Prosthetic  valve  infective  endocarditis  caused  by  non typhoidal Salmonellae  is  an  uncommon  manifestation.  We  report  a  case  of  a  female  patient  with  a history  of  bioprosthetic  aortic  valve  replacement  admitted  due  to  prolonged  fever   with  diarrhoea.  The  echocardiogram  revealed a prosthetic  valve  vegetation  with  the  etiological  diagnosis  of  infective  endocarditis  by  Salmonella enterica Serovar Enteritidis.  She  had  a  fulminant  clinical  course  and  died  after  6  months  despite  prolonged  antibiotic  treatment.

How to Cite: Jeyakanth, T. et al., (2015). The first case of prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Salmonella enterica Serovar Enteritidis infection in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 5(2), pp.92–95. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v5i2.8085
Published on 29 Oct 2015.
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