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Group B streptococcal endocarditis in obstetric and gynecologic practice.
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PMID:  14627217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: We describe a case and review ten other instances of group B streptococcal endocarditis in the setting of obstetric and gynecologic practice reported since the last review in 1985. CASE: Abortion remains a common antecedent event, but in contrast to earlier reports, most patients did not have underlying valvular disease, the tricuspid valve was most often involved, and mortality was low. Patients with tricuspid valve infection tended to have a subacute course, whereas those with aortic or mitral involvement typically had a more acute, fulminant course. CONCLUSION: Despite an improvement in mortality, morbidity remains high, with 8 of 11 patients having clinically significant emboli.
Antonio Crespo; Avi S Retter; Bennett Lorber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1064-7449     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-20     Completed Date:  2004-01-06     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9318481     Medline TA:  Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine and Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced
Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  mortality*
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Meta-Analysis as Topic
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / drug therapy,  microbiology,  mortality
Streptococcal Infections / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  mortality*
Streptococcus agalactiae / isolation & purification*
Tricuspid Valve / microbiology

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol
ISSN: 1064-7449
ISSN: 1098-0997
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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Copyright ? 2003 Hindawi Publishing Corporation.
open-access: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Received Day: 7 Month: 2 Year: 2003
Accepted Day: 6 Month: 5 Year: 2003
Print publication date: Year: 2003
Volume: 11 Issue: 2
First Page: 109 Last Page: 115
ID: 1852270
PubMed Id: 14627217
Publisher Item Identifier: S1064744903000164
DOI: 10.1080/10647440300025507

Group B Streptococcal Endocarditis in Obstetric and Gynecologic Practice
Antonio Crespo
Avi S. Retter
Bennett Lorber Address:
Section of Infectious DiseasesDepartment of MedicineTemple University School of Medicine and HospitalBroad and Ontario StreetsPhiladelphiaPA19140USA

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