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Endocarditis caused by Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7043748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, a small, gram-negative bacillus with fastidious growth requirements, is a rare cause of endocarditis. The clinical course of this disease is characterized by long duration of symptoms before diagnosis (average of three months), prolonged incubation before growth (average of six days), and a high embolic rate. The optimal antimicrobial regimen cannot be determined from available data, but the combination of ampicillin and an aminoglycoside may offer the best chance for cure. Two cases are presented, one successfully treated. Previously reported cases are reviewed.
T P Blair; J Seibel; E Oldfield; S W Berg; W Karney; W P Baker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1982 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-22     Completed Date:  1982-07-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-61     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Actinobacillus Infections / complications*,  diagnosis
Aminoglycosides / therapeutic use
Ampicillin / therapeutic use
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Bacteriological Techniques
Embolism / etiology
Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy,  etiology*,  microbiology
Heart Failure / etiology
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aminoglycosides; 0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 69-53-4/Ampicillin

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