2005 Volume 44 Issue 10 Pages 1055-1059
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.