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Case Reports in MedicineVolume 2010 2010, Article ID 982521, 4 pages

Case Report

Department of Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College, 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

Department of Internal Medicine, Aultman Hospital, 2600 6th st SW, Canton, OH 44710, USA

Department of Cardiology, Meharry Medical College, 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

Received 22 June 2010; Accepted 23 August 2010

Academic Editor: Grigorios Korosoglou

Copyright © 2010 Oghenerukevwe Odiete et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Following the development of penicillin, complications from streptococcus pneumonia such as endocarditis have become rare. However, certain independent risk factors such as cigarette smoking and being of African-American AA decent have been associated with a higher incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease, but only cigarette smoking has been targeted by current recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunological Practices ACIPs. We report a case of a young AA smoker, who developed an isolated tricuspid valve pneumococcal endocarditis. This case will illustrate the high susceptibility for invasive pneumococcus sequelae in AA, thereby raising the argument for the consideration of AA in the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine PCV criteria, regardless of smoking history.





Autor: Oghenerukevwe Odiete, Olagoke Akinwande, John J. Murray, and Joseph Akamah

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/



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