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Bacterial endocarditis produced by Listeria monocytogenes. Case presentation and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  804251     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with endocarditis produced by Listeria monocytogenes is presented, the twelfth such case reported. A review of the available literature shows that the infection has involved only the left side of the heart, has not been associated with debilitating diseases, and carries a significant mortality rate. Otherwise, clinical and laboratory features have been the same as those of usual forms of bacterial endocarditis. It is pointed out that the Listeria organism is commonly mistaken for Erysipelothrix and diphtheroids and that a battery of tests should be employed before one disregards these microorganisms as "contaminants".
R Bassan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0002-9173     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1975 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-06-13     Completed Date:  1975-06-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370470     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  522-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis,  etiology*
Listeria Infections* / diagnosis
Listeria monocytogenes*
Sepsis / complications

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