A man with a history of alcohol abuse was admitted to hospital with pneumonia and meningitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae. Because of the worsening of respiratory function and the persistence of fever, an echocardiographic examination was made, which showed endocarditis with destruction of the aortic valve. The patient underwent surgical valve replacement. In addition, he showed a choroiditis in the left eye which improved after antibiotic therapy. The interest of this case lies in the rarity of the triad described as Austrian's syndrome and in the coexistent fourth septic localization, namely in the left eye.
|Titolo:||A case of Austrian’s syndrome with ocular involvement|
MARCHETTI, GIULIA CARLA (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1999|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/BF02565173|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|