As far as we are aware, right-sided bacterial endocarditis has not previously been described as presenting with systemic illness and testicular swelling. We report a teenager who presented with this unusual combination as a consequence of right-sided endocarditis. He presented with high fever, with chills and rigor, along with painful enlargement of the left testicle, a productive cough with progressive breathlessness, and joint pains. His blood culture was positive for Staphylococcus aureus, and a computerised tomographic scan of the chest revealed multiple pulmonary emboluses. Ultrasound of the testicles showed features of inflammation, and an echocardiogram revealed a vegetation on the tricuspid valve.
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