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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

Escherichia coli urosepsis leading to native valve endocarditis


1 Department of Cardiology, Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of General Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
V V. S.S. Sagar
Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jpcs.jpcs_7_22

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Escherichia coli, a Gram-negative facultative anaerobe, is the common causative organism leading to urinary tract infection. However, the involvement of endocardium by E. coli has been reported to be very rare in spite of the septicemia caused by this organism. However, the mortality rate due to infective endocarditis caused by E. coli was reported to be higher than due to other organisms like HACEK group of organisms. Conventional risk factors leading to infective endocarditis include cirrhosis of the liver, prosthetic heart valves, and other sources of infection like urosepsis. Here, we report the case of a 60-year-old diabetic male who presented with obstructive uropathy-induced urinary tract infection leading to infective endocarditis.


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