Streptococcus viridans endocarditis from tongue piercing

Scott D. Lick, Secil N. Edozie, Kenneth J. Woodside, Vincent Conti

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Abstract

Body piercing and tattooing have undergone a revival in popularity. We present the case of a 27-year-old man with a recent tongue piercing and infective endocarditis of the aortic valve. He was treated with a 6-week course of intravenous antibiotics, but eventually required a Ross procedure for progressive aortic insufficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005

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Body Piercing
Viridans Streptococci
Endocarditis
Tattooing
Aortic Valve
Anti-Bacterial Agents

Keywords

  • Aortic insufficiency
  • Aortic valve
  • Endocarditis
  • Ross procedure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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Streptococcus viridans endocarditis from tongue piercing. / Lick, Scott D.; Edozie, Secil N.; Woodside, Kenneth J.; Conti, Vincent.

In: Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 1, 07.2005, p. 57-59.

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Lick, Scott D. ; Edozie, Secil N. ; Woodside, Kenneth J. ; Conti, Vincent. / Streptococcus viridans endocarditis from tongue piercing. In: Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2005 ; Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 57-59.
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