Fever of unknown origin due to left atrial myxoma

Lütfü Savaş, Yusuf Onlen, Tark Kzltan, Ali Pourbagher, Ergun Seyfeli, Tuba Turunc, Fatih Yalcin

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Fever of unknown origin may present diagnostic and/or curative difficulties. Myxomas are one of the rare causes of fever of unknown origin. A 67-year-old man with a 4-month history of fever of unknown origin was admitted to our department. Physical examination revealed 38.4°C axillary temperature and accentuated second heart sound in cardiac auscultation. Blood, urinary, and throat cultures were negative. Transesophageal echocardiography showed a left atrial mass partially prolapsing into the left ventricle during diastole. Left atrial mass was excised, and histological examination showed atrial myxoma. Fever resolved within 48 hours after the operation, and the patient was discharged from hospital with complete improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-172
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Fever of Unknown Origin
Myxoma
Heart Auscultation
Heart Sounds
Diastole
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Pharynx
Physical Examination
Heart Ventricles
Fever
Temperature

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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Savaş, L., Onlen, Y., Kzltan, T., Pourbagher, A., Seyfeli, E., Turunc, T., & Yalcin, F. (2006). Fever of unknown origin due to left atrial myxoma. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 14(3), 170-172. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.idc.0000194287.39578.6e

Fever of unknown origin due to left atrial myxoma. / Savaş, Lütfü; Onlen, Yusuf; Kzltan, Tark; Pourbagher, Ali; Seyfeli, Ergun; Turunc, Tuba; Yalcin, Fatih.

In: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, Vol. 14, No. 3, 05.2006, p. 170-172.

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Savaş, L, Onlen, Y, Kzltan, T, Pourbagher, A, Seyfeli, E, Turunc, T & Yalcin, F 2006, 'Fever of unknown origin due to left atrial myxoma', Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 170-172. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.idc.0000194287.39578.6e
Savaş L, Onlen Y, Kzltan T, Pourbagher A, Seyfeli E, Turunc T et al. Fever of unknown origin due to left atrial myxoma. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2006 May;14(3):170-172. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.idc.0000194287.39578.6e
Savaş, Lütfü ; Onlen, Yusuf ; Kzltan, Tark ; Pourbagher, Ali ; Seyfeli, Ergun ; Turunc, Tuba ; Yalcin, Fatih. / Fever of unknown origin due to left atrial myxoma. In: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2006 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 170-172.
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