Left-sided pseudomonas aeruginosa endocarditis in patients without injection drug use

Nancy L. Dawson, Lisa M. Brumble, Bobbi S. Pritt, Joseph D. Yao, J. Dan Echols, Salvador Alvarez

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Abstract

We aimed to determine the clinical features, predisposing factors, and outcome of left-sided Pseudomonas aeruginosa endocarditis in persons with no history of injection drug use. We performed a retrospective review of patient medical records from Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN; Scottsdale, AZ; and Jacksonville, FL) for all cases of left-sided P. aeruginosa endocarditis. We identified 4 cases. We present these cases, as well as a review of the English-language medical literature. Data gathered included the year the case was reported; the valve involved; treatment, including valve replacement surgery; and outcome, if known. Left-sided P. aeruginosa endocarditis in persons without injection drug use is a rare but serious infection, with a history of instrumentation as a common predisposing condition. Valvular surgery is indicated, when possible, for the best chance of survival, along with extended therapy with combination antibiotics for complete recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-255
Number of pages6
JournalMedicine
Volume90
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

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    Dawson, N. L., Brumble, L. M., Pritt, B. S., Yao, J. D., Echols, J. D., & Alvarez, S. (2011). Left-sided pseudomonas aeruginosa endocarditis in patients without injection drug use. Medicine, 90(4), 250-255. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0b013e3182252133