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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, 8(10), 370-373
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-10-14
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Infective Endocarditis Following TURP Procedures: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Evan Botti1, Filip Oleszak1, , Michelle Likhtshteyn1, Andreii Maryniak1 and Mohammed Rahman2

1SUNY Downstate Medical Center, United States

2Kings County Hospital Center

Pub. Date: July 14, 2020

Cite this paper:
Evan Botti, Filip Oleszak, Michelle Likhtshteyn, Andreii Maryniak and Mohammed Rahman. Infective Endocarditis Following TURP Procedures: A Case Report and Review of Literature. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(10):370-373. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-10-14


A common treatment and management of BPH is transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with at least 150,000 TURPs performed per year in the United States. Rates of bacteremia following TURP can be as low as 1% when antimicrobial prophylaxis is given. Patients can develop many common sequelae as a result of bacteremia secondary to TURP including bacteriuria and urinary tract infection; however, more serious complications such as endocarditis are quite rare (~1 in 4200 cases). Here we present a case of a 67 year-old-male with BPH who underwent two TURP procedures; both with appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis who was subsequently diagnosed with endocarditis

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