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A Delayed Diagnosis of Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report

Partha P Jana, Vineet Rao, Geethu Joe, Rajeev Soman

Keywords : Case report, Diagnosis, Echocardiography, Infective endocarditis

Citation Information : Jana PP, Rao V, Joe G, Soman R. A Delayed Diagnosis of Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report. 2024; 3 (3):76-77.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11006-0112

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-05-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE) remains a clinical challenge. Transthoracic echocardiogram (ECHO) (TTE) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans have limitations. We report this case of endocarditis where two-dimensional (2D) ECHO and PET scan were nondiagnostic on initial evaluation, and the organism grown on blood culture was probably misidentified. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with mitral valve endocarditis and was started on definitive antimicrobial therapy.

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