Subacute bacterial endocarditis associated with upper endoscopy

ByoungChul Cho, Jae Hyun Lee, Jungwon Park, Chein Soo Hong, June Myung Kim, seokmin kang, Yong Soo Kim

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Abstract

Transient bacteremia associated with various endoscopic procedures is a well-documented phenomenon. Clinically important bacteremias are very rarely seen, however, this malady has significant morbidity in susceptible patients with valvular heart disease, liver cirrhosis, malignancy and immune deficiency. This bacteremia is a complication that is generally observed secondary to upper endoscopy and other associated invasive procedures in at risk patients, and the more serious manifestations include spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, septic arthritis, meningitis, brain abscess and infective endocarditis. Infective endocarditis is an extremely rare complication of gastrointestinal endoscopy, and it has been convincingly documented in only seven cases. We report a case of native valve endocarditis due to Streptococcus intermedius in a patient with valvular heart disease as a consequence of routine upper endoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-940
Number of pages5
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 31

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Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis
Bacteremia
Endocarditis
Endoscopy
Heart Valve Diseases
Streptococcus intermedius
Infectious Arthritis
Brain Abscess
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Peritonitis
Meningitis
Liver Cirrhosis
Morbidity
Neoplasms

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Cho, ByoungChul ; Lee, Jae Hyun ; Park, Jungwon ; Hong, Chein Soo ; Kim, June Myung ; kang, seokmin ; Kim, Yong Soo. / Subacute bacterial endocarditis associated with upper endoscopy. In: Yonsei medical journal. 2004 ; Vol. 45, No. 5. pp. 936-940.
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