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Streptococcal mural endocarditis and myocardial abscess occurring in a left ventricular aneurysm--case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9631275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infection of the mural endocardium within a left ventricular aneurysm without valvular involvement is exceedingly rare. The presenting clinical features can be non-specific, and a high index of suspicion is required for its diagnosis. Delay in diagnosis invariably leads to a fatal outcome. Although no controlled studies are available to guide therapy and management of these patients, appropriate antibiotic therapy and early surgical resection of the infected ventricular aneurysm remain the cornerstone of therapy.
S S Lo; Y E Ong; M N Sheppard; J G Bennett; M J Weinbren; P A Poole-Wilson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-02     Completed Date:  1998-09-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Royal Brompton Hospital, London, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / microbiology*,  pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Streptococcal Infections / complications*
Streptococcus agalactiae / isolation & purification*

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