Dysphagia as an unusual presentation of infective endocarditis

Britta Lassmann, Amina Khan, Larry M. Baddour, Paul Mueller

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Abstract

We report a case of a 79-y-old male with enterococcal endocarditis presenting with dysphagia and weight loss. The patient's longstanding underlying bacteremia was thought to have caused pro-inflammatory changes leading to alterations in the neuronal environment affecting peripheral nerve function. Dysphagia improved once antibiotic treatment was initiated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)460-463
Number of pages4
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 11 2007

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Deglutition Disorders
Endocarditis
Bacteremia
Peripheral Nerves
Weight Loss
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Dysphagia as an unusual presentation of infective endocarditis. / Lassmann, Britta; Khan, Amina; Baddour, Larry M.; Mueller, Paul.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 39, No. 5, 11.05.2007, p. 460-463.

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Lassmann, Britta ; Khan, Amina ; Baddour, Larry M. ; Mueller, Paul. / Dysphagia as an unusual presentation of infective endocarditis. In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2007 ; Vol. 39, No. 5. pp. 460-463.
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