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Mononeuritis Multiplex as the Initial Manifestation of Candida Infective Endocarditis

  • Journal of Korean Society of Spine Surgery
  • Abbr : J Kor Spine Sur
  • 2016, 23(3), pp.166-170
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Spine Surgery
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Orthopedic Surgery

Ki Seong Eom 1

1원광대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Study Design: Case report. Objectives: To report a case of mononeuritis multiplex as the initial manifestation of Candida infective endocarditis (IE). Summary of Literature Review: Mononeuritis multiplex is actually a group of diseases, not a distinct disease entity. It often results from blood vessel diseases, diabetes, or inflammation due to autoimmune connective tissue disorders, although many cases are idiopathic. IE is an infection of the endocardial surface of the heart. Multiple nerves were affected simultaneously in several cases of IE, making consideration of IE important in the differential diagnosis of mononeuritis multiplex. Materials and Methods: We present a rare case of a 71-year-old man with IE in whom mononeuritis multiplex was revealed on electromyography; further, he presented with lower back pain and sciatica. Results: The presence of the characteristic symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy in this case delayed the diagnosis and proper treatment of the patient. Conclusions: Physicians should carefully consider all patient-related data, and also provide accurate information to consultants when they refer patients. This can help to prevent serious complications.

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