Splenic Infarction in a Man with Active Drug Use

Fadi Al Akhrass
2017 MOJ Clinical & Medical Case Reports  
Splenic infarction is a common finding in patients of infective endocarditis due to septic emboli of the spleen. However, the occurrence of acute abdominal pain as an initial manifestation of endocarditis is unusual. Herein, we report a case of splenic infarct and infective endocarditis caused by Streptococcus constellatus cured by antibiotic treatment and valve replacement without the aid of splenic intervention.
doi:10.15406/mojcr.2017.06.00181 fatcat:4pgkpc2rovdl7pdzpincd6cq2i