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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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.


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.


Antimicrobial therapy lasted 6 weeks after surgery.


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


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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