Tuberculous endocarditis: valvular and right atrial involvement
Valvular endocarditis due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a rare clinical entity. It is usually manifest in the context of disseminated tuberculosis in immunocompromised Patients. This report describes a unique case of a 30-year-old immunocompetent man with an incidental finding of tuberculous valvular endocarditis. The Patient had a large mass on the anterior mitral leaflet and severe mitral regurgitation. He underwent mitral valve replacement and Mycobacterium tuberculosis was cultured from the valve vegetation and the right atrial masses. Post-operative recovery has been uneventful without relapse for 24 months.
European Journal of Echocardiography
(2010). Tuberculous endocarditis: valvular and right atrial involvement. European Journal of Echocardiography, 11(4), NIL_43-NIL_44.
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