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Pulmonary Embolus Caused by Suttonella indologenes Prosthetic Endocarditis in a Pulmonary Homograft.
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PMID:  20833508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 28-year-old Cambodian man with a history of congenital heart disease presented with a 6-month history of increasing fatigue, night sweats, and weight loss. His surgical history included two Blalock-Taussig shunts, ventricular septal defect closure, and placement of a pulmonary valve conduit via a Rastelli procedure. Echocardiographic and cardiac computed tomographic studies revealed a vegetation in the pulmonary homograft. Blood cultures grew gram-negative rods that were eventually identified as Suttonella indologenes. The patient underwent a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotics, which was complicated by septic pulmonary embolism that clinically resolved. Bacterial endocarditis caused by aerobic gram-negative organisms is uncommon. The authors report the first case of S. indologenes endocarditis in a patient with complex congenital heart disease.
Eric H Yang; Kimble Poon; Priya Pillutla; Matthew J Budoff; Jina Chung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1097-6795     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  592.e1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 American Society of Echocardiography. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California.
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