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Infection. 2007 Feb;35(1):40-2.

Staphylococcus lugdunensis early prosthetic valve endocarditis in a young HIV positive patient.

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University Hospital of Heraklion, 1352, 71110, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. irenekourbeti@hotmail.com

Abstract

Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase-negative Staphylococcus that causes skin and soft tissue infections and occasionally life threatening endocarditis of native valves. Prosthetic valve infection due to this pathogen is very rare and has not been described in HIV infected individuals. We report on the first case of early prosthetic valve endocarditis in an HIV-1 positive individual.

PMID:
17297590
DOI:
10.1007/s15010-007-6029-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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