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Case report
Infective endocarditis in a patient with multiple myeloma. A case report

Aneta Kacprzak, Liliana Wawrzyńska, Monika Szturmowicz, Joanna Wiśniewska, Renata Gralec, Janina Stępińska, Marek Szufladowicz, Andrzej Biederman, Ilona Seferyńska, Krzysztof Warzocha, Adam Torbicki
Kardiol Pol 2005;63(10):414-418.

open access

Vol 63, No 10 (2005)
Other
Published online: 2005-10-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 59 year old male with infective endocarditis is presented. Antibiotic therapy seemed effective, however, inflammation laboratory parameters increased two weeks after clinical improvement and body temperature normalisation. Subsequent extensive laboratory investigations revealed multiple myeloma. The patient underwent successful aortic valve replacement and received pharmacological therapy for multiple myeloma. Difficulties in diagnosing and treatment of patients with infective endocarditis who have other concomitant diseases, are discussed.

Abstract

A case of a 59 year old male with infective endocarditis is presented. Antibiotic therapy seemed effective, however, inflammation laboratory parameters increased two weeks after clinical improvement and body temperature normalisation. Subsequent extensive laboratory investigations revealed multiple myeloma. The patient underwent successful aortic valve replacement and received pharmacological therapy for multiple myeloma. Difficulties in diagnosing and treatment of patients with infective endocarditis who have other concomitant diseases, are discussed.
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Keywords

infective endocarditis; bicuspid aortic valve; multiple myeloma

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Title

Case report
Infective endocarditis in a patient with multiple myeloma. A case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 63, No 10 (2005)

Pages

414-418

Published online

2005-10-21

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2005;63(10):414-418.

Keywords

infective endocarditis
bicuspid aortic valve
multiple myeloma

Authors

Aneta Kacprzak
Liliana Wawrzyńska
Monika Szturmowicz
Joanna Wiśniewska
Renata Gralec
Janina Stępińska
Marek Szufladowicz
Andrzej Biederman
Ilona Seferyńska
Krzysztof Warzocha
Adam Torbicki

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