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Infective Endocarditis Caused by Pseudomonas stutzeri: A Case Report and Literature Review

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Department of Internal Medicine, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, King Faisal Road, Dammam 34212, Saudi Arabia
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Department of General Surgery, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, King Faisal Road, Dammam 34212, Saudi Arabia
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Infect. Dis. Rep. 2020, 12(3), 105-109; https://doi.org/10.3390/idr12030020
Received: 29 October 2020 / Revised: 14 November 2020 / Accepted: 16 November 2020 / Published: 2 December 2020
Pseudomonas bacteria are widespread pathogens that account for considerable infections with significant morbidity and mortality, especially in hospitalized patients. The Pseudomonas genus contains a large number of species; however, the majority of infections are caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, infections by other Pseudomonas species are less reported. Pseudomonas stutzeri is a ubiquitous Gram-negative bacterium that has been reported as a causative agent of some infections, particularly in immunocompromised patients but has rarely been reported as a cause of infective endocarditis. Here, we report a case of a 55-year-old female with no significant medical history who presented with exertional dyspnea, productive cough, and fever. She was diagnosed as a case of acute anterior ST myocardial infarction, underwent double valve replacement surgery, and was found to have infective endocarditis caused by Pseudomonas stutzeri. View Full-Text
Keywords: Pseudomonas stutzeri; infective endocarditis; Saudi Arabia Pseudomonas stutzeri; infective endocarditis; Saudi Arabia
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Alwazzeh, M.J.; Alkuwaiti, F.A.; Alqasim, M.; Alwarthan, S.; El-ghoneimy, Y. Infective Endocarditis Caused by Pseudomonas stutzeri: A Case Report and Literature Review. Infect. Dis. Rep. 2020, 12, 105-109. https://doi.org/10.3390/idr12030020

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Alwazzeh MJ, Alkuwaiti FA, Alqasim M, Alwarthan S, El-ghoneimy Y. Infective Endocarditis Caused by Pseudomonas stutzeri: A Case Report and Literature Review. Infectious Disease Reports. 2020; 12(3):105-109. https://doi.org/10.3390/idr12030020

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Alwazzeh, Marwan J.; Alkuwaiti, Feras A.; Alqasim, Moammer; Alwarthan, Sarah; El-ghoneimy, Yasser. 2020. "Infective Endocarditis Caused by Pseudomonas stutzeri: A Case Report and Literature Review" Infect. Dis. Rep. 12, no. 3: 105-109. https://doi.org/10.3390/idr12030020

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