A forgotten but important risk factor for infective endocarditis in patients with prosthetic valve: Pedicure


Turgut F., KANBAY M., Uz B., Carlioglu A., Selcoki Y., Karanfil A., ...More

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.39, no.3, pp.274-276, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00365540600904795
  • Journal Name: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.274-276

Abstract

We report a case of infective endocarditis developing after pedicure in a 36-y-old female. Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infective endocarditis was diagnosed. Even aggressive therapy was ineffective. To our knowledge, we report the first case of infective endocarditis secondary to pedicure in the literature.