The Infective Endocarditis with Recurrent Epistaxis in a Young Patient: A Case Report

Infective Endocarditis with Recurrent Epistaxis

Authors

  • Liu Chunguang Graduate School of Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi, Guizhou 563003, Chengdu Second People’s Hospital
  • Bhushan Sandeep, PhD Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chengdu Second People’s Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan
  • Long Mao, MD Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chengdu Second People’s Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan
  • Chen Jian Department of Surgery, Chengdu Second People’s Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan
  • Shi Haipeng Department of Surgery, Chengdu Second People’s Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan
  • Yuan Li, MD Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chengdu Second People’s Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan
  • Ke Gao, PhD Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chengdu Second People’s Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.3617

Keywords:

epistaxis, infective endocarditis, deficient hypoxic bacteria

Abstract

Epistaxis is a common emergency, and its main causes are hypertensive crisis and trauma. Nasal packing is the primary treatment. After active symptomatic treatment, the symptoms of epistaxis effectively can be controlled. In this case report, the patient was treated with epistaxis many times in the outpatient department. After nasal examination, there was a clear bleeding point, and it was treated with gauze packing or silver nitrate cauterization. The symptoms of epistaxis gradually got worse and was accompanied with fever and progressive anemia. After blood culture and color Doppler ultrasound examination, it was confirmed that it was endocarditis caused by defective hypoxic bacterial infection. After active antibacterial and surgical treatment, the symptoms of epistaxis, fever and anemia were relieved.

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Published

2021-03-30

How to Cite

Liu, C., Bhushan, S., Mao, L., Jian, C., Haipeng, S., Li, Y., & Gao, K. (2021). The Infective Endocarditis with Recurrent Epistaxis in a Young Patient: A Case Report: Infective Endocarditis with Recurrent Epistaxis. The Heart Surgery Forum, 24(2), E317-E319. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.3617

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