A Case Study of Tricuspid Endocarditis in Post-Partum Female
Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, Volume 9, Issue 1,
Tricuspid valve endocarditis is uncommon thing compared to left-sided endocarditis which accounts for approximately 5-10 % of all cases of infective endocarditis. Tricuspid valve endocarditis is most commonly seen in patients who are addicted to intravenous drugs. Patients may present with symptoms like right- sided heart failure. Tricuspid endocarditis during pregnancy or peri-partum period is a rare entity with significant morbidity and mortality. Rheumatic heart disease was considered a significant risk factor previously which has changed over to intravenous drug abuse in recent decades. We hereby report a case of tricuspid native valve endocarditis complicating the post-partum period in a young female without underlying traditional risk factors, who improved with medical therapy alone.
- tricuspid endocarditis
- methicillin-resistant staphylococcal aureus
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