An unusual cause for fever of unknown origin in a patient with a prosthetic valve

Ramanathan Parameswaran, Balavinoth Ramakrishnan, Mukhyaprana Prabu, Balasubramanian Ramachandran

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A case of Wegener granulomatosis as a cause for fever of unknown origin (FUO) and secondary involvement of endocardium in association with mitral valve prosthesis is presented. Although the patient was referred as a case of unresolving pneumonia, her unresponsiveness to broad spectrum antibiotics including infective endocarditis treatment prompted investigation for a non-infectious aetiology for her FUO, leading to a diagnosis of Wegener granulomatosis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 26-06-2009
Externally publishedYes


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  • Medicine(all)

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