Successful treatment of an acute infective endocarditis secondary to fish bone penetrating into left atrium caused by : A case reportGranulicatella adiacens: A case report and : A case reportCandida albicans: A case report

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Abstract

Rational:

Infective endocarditis caused by a foreign body of the upper digestive tract is rare. We report a rare case of Granulicatella adiacens and Candida albicans coinfection acute endocarditis combined with systematic embolization caused by a fish bone from the esophagus penetrating into the left atrium.

Patient concern:

A 42-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of fever, abdominal pain, headache, and right limb weakness.

Diagnoses:

Clinical examination indicated endocarditis and systemic embolisms secondary to a fish bone from the esophagus penetrating into the left atrium. The emergency surgery confirmed the diagnosis. Cultures of blood and vegetation show G adiacens and C albicans.

Interventions:

Antimicrobial therapy lasted 6 weeks after surgery.

Outcomes:

The patient was discharged with excellent condition7 weeks after hospitalization and was well when followed 6 months later.

Lessons:

The successful treatment of this patient combines quick diagnosis, timely surgery, and effective antimicrobial regimen. This rare possibility should be kept up in mind in acute infective endocarditis cases.

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