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Aortic annular abscess complicating prosthetic valve endocarditis with group G streptococcus: detection during life with transesophageal echocardiography.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of heart valve disease
0966-8519
Publication Date
Volume
2
Issue
5
Pages
558–560
Identifiers
PMID: 8269167
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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