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. , et al.

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, cilt.23, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5830/cvja-2011-002
  • Dergi Adı: CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA

Özet

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.