Pseudomonas aeruginosa infective endocarditis presenting as bacterial meningitis

Arun Venkatesan, Cassie Spalding, Andrea Speedie, Gita Sinha, Jeffrey A. Rumbaugh

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a rare cause of infective endocarditis. The case of community-acquired P. aeruginosa infective endocarditis reported here is the first described in the literature to present as bacterial meningitis. Furthermore, new risk factors for P. aeruginosa infective endocarditis, including mitral annular calcification and re-use of insulin syringes, are proposed. Treatment of P. aeruginosa infective endocarditis complicated by bacterial meningitis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e199-e202
JournalJournal of Infection
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005


  • Endocarditis
  • Meningitis
  • Mitral annular calcification
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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