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Native-valve endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis.

Abstract:

Coagulase-negative staphylococci cause about 5% of native-valve endocarditis. Staphylococcus lugdunensis, a recently-described species of coagulase-negative staphylococci, has been reported to cause destructive native-valve endocarditis with a high mortality. We report four consecutive cases of definite Staphylococcus lugdunensis native-valve endocarditis by the Duke criteria over a 4-year period. All patients required urgent aortic valve replacement 1-5 days after admission, and recovered. A...

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10.1093/qjmed/89.11.855

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Lessing, MP More by this author
Bowler, IC More by this author
Gribbin, B More by this author
Journal:
QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians
Volume:
89
Issue:
11
Pages:
855-858
Publication date:
1996-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-2393
ISSN:
1460-2725
URN:
uuid:a82cda36-c87b-4834-b216-edfc7d956180
Source identifiers:
92706
Local pid:
pubs:92706

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