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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 150-151

Tropheryma Whipplei endocarditis: Case report and literature review


1 Department of Cardiology, The Canberra Hospital; College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2 Department of Infectious Diseases, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australia
3 Department of Infectious Diseases, The Canberra Hospital; College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
4 Department of Neurology, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohammad Paymard
Department of Cardiology, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Australia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_112_18

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We describe a young man who initially presented with stroke and febrile illness. He was eventually diagnosed with Tropheryma whipplei endocarditis. This is a very rare condition and to the best of our knowledge, this is the first documented case of T. whipplei endocarditis in Australia and New Zealand regions. This report aims to increase awareness of clinicians of this very rare but potentially treatable condition. It is reasonable to exclude T. whipplei endocarditis when dealing with high-risk patients who are suspected for “culture-negative” endocarditis.


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