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Isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis in a patient without structural heart disease or a history of intravenous drug use


We present a case of a febrile patient in his 70s who was found to have isolated native pulmonary valve vegetations on echocardiography, and Enterococcus faecalis on blood cultures. Of note, our patient had none of the typical risk factors associated with this rare form of endocarditis previously described in only a handful of case reports.

  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Valvar diseases
  • Infectious diseases
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Clinical diagnostic tests

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