The perplexing clinical course of a 23-year-old black male with isolated gonococcal pulmonary valvular endocarditis is presented. M-mode echocardiography provided the first clue to the presence of pulmonary valvular vegetations and the proper diagnosis. Since Neisseria gonorrhea appears to have a particular affinity for the pulmonary valve, the presence of isolated pulmonary valvular endocarditis should raise the strong possibility that Neisseria gonorrhea is the offending organism. This case report of pulmonary valvular vegetations detected by echocardiography strongly emphasizes that all four cardiac valves must be visualized in order to rule out the presence of echocardiographically detectable valvular vegetations.
Echocardiographic observations in opiate addicts with active infective endocarditis. Frequency of involvement of the various values and comparison of echocardiographic features of right- and left-sided cardiac valve endocarditis
On the relation between the site of valvular involvement in endocarditis and the blood pressure resting on the valve
A clinical study of subacute bacterial infection confined to the right side of the heart or the pulmonary artery
Community acquired staphylococcal pulmonary valve endocarditis in non-drug users: case report and review of the literature
Echocardiographic demonstration of pulmonary valve endocarditis associated with congenital ventricular septal defect
Gonococcal endocarditis in a patient with mitral valve prolapse: study of host immunology and organism characteristics
Real-time 2-dimensional echocardiographic imaging of right-sided cardiac vegetations in ventricular septal defect
Clinical and diagnostic features of pulmonary valve endocarditis in the setting of congenital cardiac malformations
Two-week topical treatment with Essaven gel in patients with diabetic microangiopathy--a placebo-controlled, randomized study
Isolated pulmonic valve endocarditis caused by group B streprococcus (Streptococcus agalactiae)--a case report and literature review
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