Triple-valve endocarditis in a diabetic patient: Case report and literature review

Anis J. Kadado, Vikram Grewal, Krystel Feghali, Jaime Hernandez-Montfort

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Abstract

Background: Despite major advancements since its first description in the 19th century, infective endocarditis remains a significant medical challenge. Although commonly involving a single valve, multiple valve involvement may occur, complicating matters even further. Triple-valve endocarditis is a very rare phenomenon. Poorly studied and described only a handful of times in the literature, little is known about the optimal therapeutic and management options in dealing with this complex entity. Conclusion: In this paper we describe the case of a 48-year-old male who was diagnosed with triple-valve endocarditis and provide a review of the literature to delineate what is already known and improve our understanding of this rare phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-224
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reviews
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diabetic patient
  • Endocarditis
  • Phenomenon
  • Therapeutic and management options
  • Triple-valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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