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[Diagnostic utility of Osler's nodules in infectious endocarditis among parenteral drug users].

Authors
  • Espinosa Parra, F J
  • Ramos Rincón, J M
  • Herrero Huerta, F
  • Pretel Serrano, L
  • Lorenzo, A A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anales de medicina interna (Madrid, Spain : 1984)
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2002
Volume
19
Issue
6
Pages
299–301
Identifiers
PMID: 12152389
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The Gram's strain and culture of specimen aspirated from Osler's nodes were of high utility in the diagnosis of IE in intravenous drugs users. The presence of Osler's nodes in a patient with infective endocarditis must be suggest that the location in left-side. These data suggest that Osler's nodes in infective endocarditis by S. aureus in intravenous drugs users was originated by microvascular septic emboli.

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