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Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Dec;68(6):2351-2.

Bacillus cereus prosthetic valve endocarditis.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hospital Puerta de Hierro, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. soniaf@ti:telefonica.es

Abstract

Bacillus cereus is a ubiquitous organism that often contaminates microbiological cultures but rarely causes serious infections. Reports of B. cereus endocarditis are infrequent. Infection in patients with valvular heart disease is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. We describe a case of B. cereus endocarditis involving a mechanical mitral prosthesis that resolved after replacement of the prosthetic valve. We also review the previous cases reported in the literature.

PMID:
10617040
DOI:
10.1016/s0003-4975(99)01163-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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