Aortic annular abscess complicating prosthetic valve endocarditis with group G streptococcus: detection during life with transesophageal echocardiography.
- Published Article
The Journal of heart valve disease
- Publication Date
Sep 01, 1993
Infection with group G streptococcus is an unusual but virulent cause of endocarditis. Aortitis and abscess formation due to this organism have been described in one previous report, but only at necropsy. We present here a patient with group G streptococcal endocarditis and aortic annular abscess diagnosed during life by transesophageal echocardiography, leading to successful surgical intervention.
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