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Severe tricuspid valve destruction secondary to previous non-appropriately treated endocarditis
  1. Fatouma Sall,
  2. Anicet Adoubi,
  3. Nina Koffi and
  4. Herve Yangni-Angate
  1. Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Diseases, Bouake Teaching Hospital, Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fatouma Sall, fatousall45{at}


Tricuspid valve(TV) destruction with a remote history of endocarditis without known risk factors (ie, HIV, intravenous drug use, neoplasm, trauma) is rare. We describe the case of a TVs destruction in a 12-year-old non-HIV boy, with a 4-year history of endocarditis without known risk factors nor evidence regarding previous appropriately management.

  • valvar diseases
  • heart failure

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  • Contributors FS contributed to concept/design. AA made the critical revision of the manuscript. HY-A and KN approved the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.