Subacute bacterial endocarditis presenting as left upper quadrant abdominal pain

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摘要

Infective endocarditis is a microbial infection of the endocardial surface of the heart. Its symptoms and signs are varied, and include fever, heart murmur, peripheral embolism, and heart failure. The diagnosis of subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE) is suggested by a history of an indolent process characterized by fever, fatigue, anorexia, and unexplained weight loss. These patients may have had an invasive procedure, such as dental work, or abused intravenous drugs prior to the diagnosis of SBE. Although uncommon, the patients may present with nonspecific symptoms caused by peripheral embolic events. Herein, we report a 25-year-old male diagnosed with SBE, who presented with the unusual symptom of sudden onset of left upper quadrant abdominal pain for 2 days. His clinical history is also discussed.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)521-523
頁數3
期刊Journal of the Chinese Medical Association
76
發行號9
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 九月 2013

指紋

Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis
Abdominal Pain
Fever
Heart Murmurs
Anorexia
Endocarditis
Embolism
Signs and Symptoms
Fatigue
Weight Loss
Tooth
Heart Failure
Infection
Pharmaceutical Preparations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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