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Scand J Infect Dis. 2007;39(3):274-6.

A forgotten but important risk factor for infective endocarditis in patients with prosthetic valve: pedicure.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Fatih University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. turgutfaruk@yahoo.com

Abstract

We report a case of infective endocarditis developing after pedicure in a 36-y-old female. Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infective endocarditis was diagnosed. Even aggressive therapy was ineffective. To our knowledge, we report the first case of infective endocarditis secondary to pedicure in the literature.

PMID:
17366066
DOI:
10.1080/00365540600904795
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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