Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Infective Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis with Pulmonary Emboli Caused by Campylobacter Fetus after Tooth Extraction
Keisuke MIKIRyoji MAEKURAToru HIRAGAAtsushi HIROTANIHisako HASHIMOTOSeigo KITADAMari MIKIKenji YOSHIMURANobuyuki NAKAMasaharu MOTONETakeya FUJIKAWAShodayu TAKASHIMARika KITAZUMEHideaki KANZAKISatoshi NAKATANIHirotaka WATANUKIOsamu TAGUSARIJunjiro KOBAYASHIMasami ITO
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2005 Volume 44 Issue 10 Pages 1055-1059

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We describe a case of infective endocarditis caused by Campylobacter fetus accompanied by pulmonary emboli. A 52-year-old man was referred to our hospital due to febrile temperatures with a history of dental treatment followed by eating raw meat. Computed tomography revealed multiple infiltrations and a nodule with low attenuation area and feeding vessels. A mobile mass, possible vegetation, attached to the tricuspid valve was detected by transthoracic echocardiography. Two blood cultures disclosed Campylobacter fetus. Long-term antibiotic therapy was given, curing the infection with valvuloplasty. We presented the possibility that infective Campylobacter fetus endocarditis after dental treatment was caused by eating raw meat.

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