Pseudomonas aeruginosa endocarditis in acute myeloid leukemia. A rare complication

J. Barshay, A. Nemets, A. Ducach, G. Lugassy

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Abstract

Infectious endocarditis is a rarely encountered complication among leukemia patient during induction therapy. We describe a young patient who developed prolonged high fever after aggressive chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa endocarditis was found to be the etiology for the febrile state. Our purpose is to emphasize the need for an early diagnosis of this rare, albeit treatable complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-332
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Biomedical Science
Volume4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Leukemia
  • Platelets

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