Can leg pain be the sole presenting symptom of infective endocarditis? A case report


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Kocogullari C. U. , Avsar A., Ayva E., Sahin O., Cekirdekci A.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.10, no.6, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20071100
  • Journal Name: HEART SURGERY FORUM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Infective endocarditis is a serious septic disease that can be life threatening unless effective therapy is instituted following the correct diagnosis. The complication of septic embolism and mycotic aneurysm in patients with infective endocarditis may increase morbidity and mortality. We present a case of peroneal artery aneurysm with coincident double native heart valve endocarditis in a patient.