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Listeria monocytogenes endocarditis on a prosthetic heart valve.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Southern medical journal
Publication Date
Volume
76
Issue
5
Pages
675–676
Identifiers
PMID: 6844978
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Listeria monocytogenes endocarditis, an illness with a potentially high mortality developed in a patient with a porcine mitral valve heterograft. After treatment with parenteral ampicillin and streptomycin, blood cultures remained sterile and vegetations noted before treatment cleared. Delay in diagnosis and institution of appropriate antimicrobial therapy may occur because of the diverse morphologic features of L monocytogenes.

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