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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2011; 2(1):71-73
    CLINICAL CASE REPORT BASED STUDY | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.78601

    Infective endocarditis presents as isolated splenomegaly

    Authors:

    Atoosheh Rohani, Vahid Akbari1, Kianoosh Homayoon

    Yasuj University of Medical Science, Motahari st, Yasuj,

    1Sajjad Hospital, Yasuj, Iran

    Abstract:

    Sub acute left-sided bacterial endocarditis is a serious condition that may be overlooked due to highly variable clinical manifestations. We present the case of a 45-year-old man who presented with complaints of fullness in his abdomen and splenomegaly that referred to the surgery clinic. He underwent diagnostic splenectomy. 3 month after splenectomy endocarditis was diagnosed. We recommend echocardiography in the work up of isolated splenomegaly.

    Key words: Echocardiography, endocarditis, splenomegaly.