Vol 60, No 1 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Hodgkin's disease as a cause of pyrexia in a patient with valvular heart - a case report

Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, J. Musiał, Wojciech Modrzejewski, Małgorzata Knapp, Anna Lisowska
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(1):57-58.
Vol 60, No 1 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 75-year-old male with a history of aortic valve disease hospitalised due to pyrexia of unknown origin is reported. Initially the patient was diagnosed with infective endocarditis due to persistent pyrexia, history of valve disease, single positive blood culture and echocardiographic scan suggesting infective endocarditis. Treatment with two strong antibiotics did not bring expected amelioration. Patient's hemodynamic status remained unchanged. After several weeks of hospitalization X-ray scan revealed involved hilar lymph nodes, which was confirmed by CT scan of the chest. The patient was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. He died three months after initiation of chemotherapy.

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 75-year-old male with a history of aortic valve disease hospitalised due to pyrexia of unknown origin is reported. Initially the patient was diagnosed with infective endocarditis due to persistent pyrexia, history of valve disease, single positive blood culture and echocardiographic scan suggesting infective endocarditis. Treatment with two strong antibiotics did not bring expected amelioration. Patient's hemodynamic status remained unchanged. After several weeks of hospitalization X-ray scan revealed involved hilar lymph nodes, which was confirmed by CT scan of the chest. The patient was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. He died three months after initiation of chemotherapy.
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Keywords

infective endocarditis - hodgkin' s disease

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Title

Hodgkin's disease as a cause of pyrexia in a patient with valvular heart - a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 1 (2004)

Pages

57-58

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(1):57-58.

Keywords

infective endocarditis - hodgkin's disease

Authors

Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk
J. Musiał
Wojciech Modrzejewski
Małgorzata Knapp
Anna Lisowska

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