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A Case of Recurrent Campylobacter fetus Endocarditis in a Healthy Person
Jae-Bum Jun, M.D., Jin-Won Chung, M.D., Sung Hye Kim, M.D., Moon Hee Song, M.D. Hyoung-Chul Oh, M.D., Sung-Ki Ahn, M.D., Sang-Ho Choi, M.D., Nam Joong Kim, M.D. Yang Soo Kim, M.D., Jun-Hee Woo, M.D. and Jiso Ryu, M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medcine, Universitiy of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea
Vol.36 Num.6 (p373~376)
Campylobacter fetus is a rare cause of endocarditis. To date, only about 30 cases of C. fetus endocarditis have been reported mainly in the elderly with chronic underlying illnesses. Most cases showed tendency to involve aortic valve. This report describes a case of native tricuspid valve infective endocarditis in a 69-year-old man without any underlying disease. Despite adequate antibiotic therapy for 4-weeks, endocarditis recurred and leading to surgical valve replacement.
Keywords : Campylobacter fetus, Tricuspid valve, Endocarditis