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Pneumothorax secondary to septic pulmonary emboli in tricuspid endocarditis.
  1. J E Corzo,
  2. F Lozano de León,
  3. J Gómez-Mateos,
  4. L López-Cortes,
  5. R Vázquez,
  6. F García-Bragado
  1. Infectious Diseases Unit, University Hospital Valme, Seville, Spain.


    Two cases of pneumothorax secondary to pulmonary septic infarctions occurred in the course of tricuspid endocarditis in intravenous drug misusers. This unusual complication must be considered in patients with right sided endocarditis who develop pleuritic chest pain, haemoptysis, or breathlessness.

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