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Campylobacter fetus as cause of prosthetic valve endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22163142     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 65-year-old woman who had previously undergone aortic root replacement with a bioprosthetic valve (Bentall operation) in treatment of annuloaortic ectasia became feverish after developing dental caries and was admitted to our hospital. Transesophageal echocardiography showed an 18 × 4-mm vegetation on her prosthetic valve. Campylobacter fetus was isolated on blood cultures, and she was diagnosed with infectious endocarditis. Aggressive combined antibiotic treatment was effective for her recovery. C. fetus infection is a rarely reported cause of prosthetic valve endocarditis.
Akiko Haruyama; Shigeru Toyoda; Migaku Kikuchi; Takuo Arikawa; Shu Inami; Naoyuki Otani; Hirohisa Amano; Ryuko Matsuda; Teruo Inoue
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-14     Completed Date:  2012-11-13     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  584-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dokkyo Medical University, Mibu, Tochigi 321-0293, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Valve / surgery*
Bioprosthesis / adverse effects*
Campylobacter Infections / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  ultrasonography
Campylobacter fetus / isolation & purification*
Dental Caries / complications
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  ultrasonography
Food Contamination
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Meat / microbiology
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis-Related Infections / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  ultrasonography
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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