We describe the case of a 70-year-old woman who presented with symptoms of cardiac failure, and was found on clinical examination to have a purpuric rash over her lower extremities. Further evaluation of cardiac failure revealed tricuspid regurgitation with two large tricuspid valve vegetations. Blood cultures yielded a growth of Streptococcus viridans. She was treated with an intravenous ceftriaxone and gentamicin and made a complete recovery with resolution of the rash.
|Journal||BMJ Case Reports|
|Publication status||Published - 06-03-2013|
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