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Infectious endocarditis caused by Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3849274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans is a very uncommon cause of infectious endocarditis. The organism was first described in 1912. Thjotta and Sydnes reported its isolation in pure culture from a long standing abscess which had developed after tooth extraction. Subsequently this organism was found to be part of the normal flora, and the organism was defined as a slow growing, fastidious gram negative bacillus. Carbon dioxide is essential for the growth of A. actinomycetemcomitans. Approximately 50 cases of endocarditis due to A. actinomycetemcomitans have been reported since the first case reported in 1964. The purpose of this report is to document a case of endocarditis due to A. actinomycetemcomitans and to stress the value of the echocardiogram in the assessment of patients with endocarditis.
Authors:
L Gould; C Gopalaswamy; B S Kim; C Patel; K Freiberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1985 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-09     Completed Date:  1985-09-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Actinobacillus / drug effects
Actinobacillus Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Aged
Ampicillin / pharmacology
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Valve
Cefazolin / therapeutic use
Echocardiography
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Gentamicins / therapeutic use
Humans
Male
Penicillin Resistance
Penicillins / pharmacology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Gentamicins; 0/Penicillins; 25953-19-9/Cefazolin; 69-53-4/Ampicillin

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