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Community acquired staphylococcal pulmonary valve endocarditis in non-drug users: case report and review of the literature


Right sided endocarditis usually involves the tricuspid valve, predominantly in intravenous drug users. It is also occasionally acquired in hospital as a result of contaminated intravascular devices. Isolated infection of the pulmonary valve is rarely seen. A case of community acquired Staphylococcus aureuspulmonary valve endocarditis that caused diagnostic confusion is reported. This infection occurred in a patient with no history of intravenous drug abuse and a previously structurally normal heart.

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • pulmonary valve
  • endocarditis

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