Infective endocarditis and spondylodiscitis due to posterior nasal packing in a patient with a bioprosthetic aortic valve


GUNGOR H., AYIK M. F. , GUL I., YILDIZ S., VURAN O., ERTUGAY S. , ...More

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, vol.23, no.2, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5830/cvja-2011-002
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA

Abstract

Infective endocarditis (IE) is a severe form of heart valve disease and is associated with a poor prognosis and high risk of mortality. We report the first known case of bioprosthetic aortic valve endocarditis associated with spondylodiscitis as a result of posterior nasal packing coated with antibiotics but without systemic antibiotic prophylaxis.