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A 32-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain, dyspnoea and associated fevers. Five years previously, she had been diagnosed with tricuspid valve endocarditis secondary to streptococcus mutans bacteraemia in the setting of long-standing active intravenous drug use. At this time, she was found to have two large vegetations (2.3×0.8 cm+2.2×0.9 cm) attached to her tricuspid valve and her right heart was normal size with mild tricuspid regurgitation only. Unfortunately, she only completed 48 hours of antibiotics before discharging against medical advice. Social function was compromised by domestic violence, financial hardship and isolation, which resulted in repeated self-discharge from hospital and poor medical compliance. Over the course of the ensuing 3 years, a further nine hospital …
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