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Large septic pulmonary embolus complicating streptococcus mutans pulmonary valve endocarditis
Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Large septic pulmonary embolus is a rare finding in right-sided endocarditis. The entity represents a challenging diagnosis due to its variable and nonspecific clinical and radiological presentation and similarities with other conditions. We present a case of a 41 year-old woman who developed a large main pulmonary artery embolus and bilateral cavitary lung nodules in the setting of severe sepsis. Pulmonary artery exploration and clot retrieval ultimately revealed a large septic embolus from Streptococcus mutans native pulmonary valve endocarditis. The diagnosis of septic pulmonary emboli from right-sided endocarditis should be considered in patients with ancillary findings of septic embolic phenomenon, particularly the presence of multifocal cavitary nodules and in the setting of appropriate predisposing factors.
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Long-term exposure to high-altitude chronic hypoxia during gestation induces neonatal pulmonary hypertension at sea level Herrera, Emilio A.; Riquelme, Raquel A.; Ebensperger Darrouy, Germán; Reyes, Roberto V.; Ulloa, César E.; Cabello, Gertrudis; Krause, Bernardo J.; Parer, Julian T.; Giussani, Dino A.; Llanos Mansilla, Jorge (2010)We determined whether postnatal pulmonary hypertension induced by 70% of pregnancy at high altitude (HA) persists once the offspring return to sea level and investigated pulmonary vascular mechanisms operating under these ...
Clinical and haemodynamic evaluation of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension patients scheduled for pulmonary thromboendarterectomy: Is schistosomiasis hypertension an important confounding factor? TERRA-FILHO, Mario; MELLO, Marcos Figueiredo; LAPA, Mônica Silveira; TEIXEIRA, Ricardo Henrique Oliveira Braga; JATENE, Fábio Biscegli (Faculdade de Medicina / USP, 2010)INTRODUCTION: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is a disease affecting approximately 4,000 people per year in the United States. The incidence rate in Brazil, however, is unknown. The estimated survival for ...
LOPES, Antonio Augusto; RABINOVITCH, Marlene (CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2009)