Table 1.: Baseline Characteristics, Microbiology, Imaging and Outcomes of Patients with Septic Thrombophlebitis Complicated by Septic Pulmonary Embolism

Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 Case 4 Case 5
Age (in years) 64 57 31 37 43
Gender F M M F M
Comorbidities Type 2 DM Type 2 DM Cocaine abuse Heroin dependence Heroin dependence
Presenting symptoms Confusion, Urinary frequency Fever, chills, pleuritic chest pain Fever, pleuritic chest pain Fever, cough, pleuritic chest pain Fever, leg pain, pleuritic chest pain
Extrapulmonary source Left pyelonephritis Vertebral osteomyelitis, paraspinal abscesses Left thigh pyomyositis Right thigh cellulitis/abscess Left thigh abscess
Pathogen (isolation sites) MSSA (blood, urine) MSSA (blood, abscess) Group C B-hemolytic Streptococcus (blood, bronchoalveolar lavage) MRSA (blood, abscess) MSSA (blood, abscess)
Thrombosis Right renal vein/inferior Vena cava Azygous vein Left femoral vein Right femoral vein Left femoral vein
CXR findings Left lower lobe Consolidation Right upper lobe cavitary lesion Bilateral non specific infiltrates Bilateral non specific infiltrates Left lower lobe consolidation
CT findings Bilateral nodules, effusion, consolidation left Bilateral cavitary nodules, consolidation Bilateral cavitary nodules, pleural effusions Bilateral cavitary nodules Bilateral cavitary nodules
Echocardiogram No vegetations* No vegetations* No vegetations Tricuspid vegetations No vegetations*
TIA/Stroke, systemic embolic phenomena None None None None None
Hemorrhaghic complications None None Hemopericardium None None
Follow up Imaging Resolving Resolving Resolving Resolving Resolving

* Transesophageal echocardiogram.