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Arch Hellen Med, 31(3), May-June 2014, 361-364


A young man with prolonged fever and pulmonary nodules

K. Kitsios, I. Charitidis, M. Arvaniti, K. Kontopoulou, N. Mert zanidou, V. Mistridou, I. Neagu, P. Kountis, T. Abde l Malik
"G. Gennimatas", General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Pulmonary nodules may pose a diagnostic challenge for physicians. The case is presented of a young man with prolonged fever, pulmonary nodules and a history of intravenous drug abuse. In-patient investigation revealed infective endocarditis of the tricuspid valve due to Staphylococcus aureus with septic pulmonary emboli.

Key words: Endocarditis, Fever, Pulmonary nodules.

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