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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20071100
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM

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.