Can you imagine having another bump besides your heart? Can this happen? Surprisingly, I am telling you this is real. A man aged 27 years was found to have a pulsating bump on his palm beats with his heart. However, this is not good because scientists say it can be a sign of heart infection. It really threatened the person’s life.
The story of this man
At the beginning, this man noticed a red swelling is growing on his palm. Then, after about 2 weeks, the swelling turned into a blue bump! It was sore to some extent when touched. After that, he suffered from abdominal pain and went to the emergency.
The doctors examined his case, while it was in emergency departments for about six weeks suffering from fever, weight loss, loss of appetite, and heavy sweat.
They drew a blood sample and examined it. They found bacteria called “Streptococcus salivarius” and also bacterial endocarditis, which is found in the infections of heart lining or valves.
What makes the case fatal, is the blood doesn’t flow directly through the heart valves which make it difficult for the immune system to fight the infection.
They found an infected mass on the aortic valve which then spread to his hand. This infected mass caused a mutation on the patient’s hand. This mutation caused an aneurysm (overdistention of blood vessels) that seem to be a blue bump.
The patient quickly underwent a heart surgery involved aortic valve replacement and then antibiotic (ceftriaxone) was prescribed. Finally, he recovered and had a good health thanks to the doctors and being examined at the first stage of the disease.
This case was published in Live Science, as they reported the cause of infections was possibly related to bad oral hygiene and a recent dental procedure.
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