Tuberculous Endocarditis Complicated with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Case Report

Yuichi Nakamura Hiroyuki Kunii
2014 Journal of General Practice  
A 61 years-old woman treated with methylprednisolone due to arthritis mutilans was admitted to our hospital after being found to have complete atrioventricular block and vegetation on the mitral and aortic valves. Infective endocarditis was suspected, but offending bacteria was not detected by repetitive blood cultures. Despite intensive care, we could not control the infection and she died of complication of acute respiratory distress syndrome on the eleventh day. Autopsy findings revealed
more » ... ndings revealed epitheloid cell granulomas and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the heart. Therefore, she was diagnosed with tuberculous endocarditis.
doi:10.4172/2329-9126.1000160 fatcat:umyxnuv7szc6lnhx42mdgwlhme