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Mayo Clin Proc. 1999 Dec;74(12):1227-30.

Staphylococcus lugdunensis endocarditis: a complication of vasectomy?

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Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn 55905, USA.

Abstract

Three cases of Staphylococcus lugdunensis endocarditis have been reported in patients with a history of vasectomy preceding the development of endocarditis. We describe a new case of a 39-year-old man who developed infective endocarditis due to S. lugdunensis after vasectomy. He was successfully treated with a 7-week course of intravenous antibiotics and subsequently underwent mitral valve reconstruction for severe mitral regurgitation. The present case further supports an association between vasectomy and S. lugdunensis endocarditis.

PMID:
10593351
DOI:
10.4065/74.12.1227
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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