Successful medical therapy of mitral anular abscess complicating infective endocarditis

J Am Coll Cardiol. 1986 Apr;7(4):953-5. doi: 10.1016/s0735-1097(86)80364-3.

Abstract

A case of staphylococcal endocarditis with the echocardiographic findings of mitral anular abscess is described. The anular mass resolved after 9 weeks of antibiotic therapy. This case illustrates that perivalvular abscess complicating infective endocarditis may respond to medical therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / diagnosis
  • Abscess / drug therapy*
  • Abscess / etiology
  • Adult
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications*
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy
  • Heart Valve Diseases / drug therapy
  • Heart Valve Diseases / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mitral Valve*
  • Nafcillin / therapeutic use
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Substance-Related Disorders / complications

Substances

  • Nafcillin