Aggregatibacter aphrophilus aortic valve infective endocarditis

Ana Luísa Broa, Inês Cruz, Carlos Cotrim, José Diogo

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Nowadays, infective endocarditis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and there are concerns related to the increased number of infections associated with virulent agents and medical procedures. We present a case of a homeless man with unknown medical history, admitted for lumbar pain who became confused, hypotensive and tachycardic, evolving to severe sepsis. His initial investigation was also suggestive of acute myocardial infarction but the transthoracic echocardiogram revealed massive aortic valve vegetation with perivalvular abscess leading to severe aortic regurgitation. The patient died with the final diagnosis of infective endocarditis. Later on the blood cultures was identified Aggregatibacter aphrophilus, an HACEK group agent. This case confirms that, albeit the general favorable outcomes, there are cases of serious infections, especially if the diagnosis and treatment were late.

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Infective endocarditis; Sepsis; Aggregatibacter aphrophilus; HACEK group

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22354/in.v21i2.656

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