Successfully treated mitral valve Proteus mirabilis endocarditis

Michael Lloyd, Lewis Satterwhite, Stamatios Lerakis

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Abstract

Infective endocarditis caused by Proteus mirabilis is rare and is fatal in most cases. A case of a 64-year-old man presenting with fever, dysuria, and murmur is reported. P mirabilis endocarditis was diagnosed based on clinical presentation, blood culture findings, and the presence of a large mitral valve vegetation seen on echocardiogram. The patient survived after long-term antibiotics and surgical replacement of the mitral valve. The clinical characteristics and complications from reported cases of P mirabilis endocarditis are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-269
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume329
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Mitral valve
  • Proteus mirabilis

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