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Clostridium innocuum endocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8589163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Clostridial endocarditis is rare. We describe, to our knowledge, the first case of Clostridium innocuum endocarditis. The fatal case involved the tricuspid and pulmonary valves and was associated with multiple pulmonary emboli. We review the literature, which suggests the varied presentations and outcomes of clostridial endocarditis. Penicillin is the treatment of choice for this disease.
Authors:
A F Cutrona; C Watanakunakorn; C R Schaub; A Jagetia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-27     Completed Date:  1996-03-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1306-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Clostridium Infections / etiology*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology*
Fatal Outcome
Female
Heart Valve Diseases / etiology
Humans
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology
Pulmonary Valve
Tricuspid Valve

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