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Prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Mycobacterium chelonei.

By G Altmann, A Horowitz, N Kaplinsky and O Frankl

Abstract

Postoperative prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Mycobacterium chelonei occurred in a man after replacement of the aortic valve. The organism was isolated from blood cultures and from vegetations taken postmortem from the edge of the inserted valve. This is believed to be the first documented report of a mycobacterial endocarditis

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1975
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:275178
Provided by: PubMed Central
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