prosthetic valve endocarditis


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prosthetic valve endocarditis

Bacterial infection of a surgically implanted artificial heart valve.
See also: endocarditis

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Pasteurella dagmatis, a pathogen found in cats and dogs, has been associated with two cases of native valve endocarditis, and now with the first case of prosthetic valve endocarditis.
Early-onset prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Inquilinus sp.
He was treated empirically for possible prosthetic valve endocarditis with intravenous penicillin and gentamicin.
Fortuitous detection of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by an uncommon etiologic agent.
recently reported the probable implication of Kytococcus schroeteri in a case of acute prosthetic valve endocarditis, on the basis of its recovery from blood cultures drawn at the time of infection (1).
An outbreak of Candida parapsilosis prosthetic valve endocarditis.
We describe what is, to our knowledge, the first case of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by the newly described micrococcal species, Kytococcus schroeteri.
In a comparable clinical study of patients with prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis, 90% were cured with a combination of vancomycin, rifampin, and/or gentamicin, compared with only 50% cured among those receiving vancomycin alone (45).