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Korean Circ J. 2011 Mar;41(3):167-170. English. Case Report.
Kim JH , Kim SK , Kim DC , Park HC , Choi SI , Shin JH , Lee JU , Kim JH , Lim HK .
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Guri Hospital, Guri, Korea.

Infective endocarditis is a life-threatening condition caused by microbial infection of the heart's endocardial surface. This condition can also be associated with bacterial infections of other organs. We experienced an unusual case of recurrent infective endocarditis associated with pyogenic spondylodiskitis. A 70-year-old man presented with persistent fever and lower back pain visited our hospital. The patient had a past history of recurrent infective endocarditis. He was diagnosed with infective endocarditis again based on clinical symptoms and echocardiographic findings. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to evaluate lower back pain, which showed acute spondylodiskitis on L3 and L4 vertebrae. The patient completely recovered following four weeks of antibiotic therapy.

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