Pseudomonas aeruginosa infective endocarditis presenting as bacterial meningitis.


Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a rare cause of infective endocarditis. The case of community-acquired P. aeruginosa infective endocarditis reported here is the first described in the literature to present as bacterial meningitis. Furthermore, new risk factors for P. aeruginosa infective endocarditis, including mitral annular calcification and re-use of insulin syringes, are proposed. Treatment of P. aeruginosa infective endocarditis complicated by bacterial meningitis is discussed.

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@article{Venkatesan2005PseudomonasAI, title={Pseudomonas aeruginosa infective endocarditis presenting as bacterial meningitis.}, author={Arun Venkatesan and Cassie Spalding and Andrea Speedie and Gita Sinha and Jeffrey A. Rumbaugh}, journal={The Journal of infection}, year={2005}, volume={51 4}, pages={e199-202} }