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KK Kadappu, RB Kainthaje
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Volume 36: Issue 4: 2006




Salmonella typhi is a rare cause for infective endocarditis.  Seventy five per  cent  of  cases  suffering  from  this  condition  have  an  underlying  cardiac abnormality  such  as  rheumatic  heart  disease  or  congenital  heart  defect. We report  a  case  of  native  tricuspid  valve  endocarditis  due  to  Salmonella  typhi. Organism was resistant to chloramphenicol, amoxycillin, moderately sensitive to ciprofloxacin  and  sensitive Ceftriaxone  and  Gentamicin.  Patient  improved  with prolonged course of Ceftriaxone and Gentamicin therapy.