Infective Endocarditis of Tricuspid Valve in a COVID-19 Patient
Ouissal Aissaoui1*, Afak Nsiri1, Anass Erragh1, Hanane Ezzouine1, Aboubakar Charra1, Rachid Alharrar1 Elghali Bennouna2, Rim Benmalek2, Anass Maaroufi2
Journal Title:Annals of Case Reports & Reviews
Infective endocarditis involving the tricuspid valve is rare. It can be a serious complication of central venous catheterization. COVID-19 patients with ARDS require prolonged ICU stay where central venous catheterization are common procedures. Additionally, immunodepression and pro-thrombotic conditions encountered with these patients may be precipitating risk factors of infective endocarditis.
A 76-year-old female with a known history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus is admitted to our ICU for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to “SARS-Cov-2” infection. Chest computed tomography identified bilateral ground glass opacities with a crazy paving aspect.