A Case of Gonococcal Endocarditis in the 21st CenturyJustin Ng1*, Matthew Skinner2, Angus Thompson1 and Brendan McQuillan1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Justin Ng
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Nedlands, Western Australia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 26, 2013; Accepted Date: October 10, 2013; Published Date: October 15, 2013
Citation: Ng J, Skinner M, Thompson A, McQuillan B (2013) A Case of Gonococcal Endocarditis in the 21st Century. Trop Med Surg 1:149. doi: 10.4172/2329-9088.1000149
Copyright: © 2013 Ng J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In the antibiotic era, gonococcal endocarditis is extremely rare with only a handful of cases reported in the literature. This case report describes a case of aortic valve endocarditis due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae in a somewhat unexpected patient, illustrating the importance of considering this pathogen in all sexually active patients who present febrile with a new murmur.