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Current Cardiology Reviews

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ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

Case Studies

Triple-Valve Endocarditis in a Diabetic Patient: Case Report and Literature Review

Author(s): Anis J. Kadado*, Vikram Grewal, Krystel Feghali and Jaime Hernandez-Montfort

Volume 14 , Issue 3 , 2018

Page: [217 - 224] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1573403X14666180522124621

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Abstract

Background: Despite major advancements since its first description in the 19th century, infective endocarditis remains a significant medical challenge. Although commonly involving a single valve, multiple valve involvement may occur, complicating matters even further. Triplevalve endocarditis is a very rare phenomenon. Poorly studied and described only a handful of times in the literature, little is known about the optimal therapeutic and management options in dealing with this complex entity.

Conclusion: In this paper we describe the case of a 48-year-old male who was diagnosed with triple-valve endocarditis and provide a review of the literature to delineate what is already known and improve our understanding of this rare phenomenon.

Keywords: Triple-valve, endocarditis, diabetic patient, therapeutic and management options, phenomenon.

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