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First case of Legionella pneumophila native valve endocarditis.
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PMID:  21641261     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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We report the first case in the English language literature, to our knowledge, of native valve endocarditis due to Legionella pneumophila. The patient had no prior history of cardiothoracic intervention or congenital valvular process. A transesophageal echocardiogram showed a vegetation on the aortic valve. Blood culture and bronchoalveolar lavage returned positive for L. pneumophila. The patient was treated with levofloxacin for 6 weeks total after a second set of blood cultures were negative. The patient survived a complicated hospital course and was discharged to a rehabilitation facility.
Authors:
Vinny Samuel; Abubakr A Bajwa; James D Cury
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-3511     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610933     Medline TA:  Int J Infect Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 International Society for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
University of Florida, Health Science Center Jacksonville, 655 West 8(th) Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209, USA.
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