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Am J Med. 1991 Apr;90(4):516-8.

Prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Cardiobacterium hominis occurring after upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

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Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425.


Bacterial endocarditis secondary to endoscopic procedures has been convincingly documented in only four cases. We describe a case of prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Cardiobacterium hominis that developed after upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Because of this, we recommend subacute bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis in patients who have a prior history of endocarditis or valve replacement.

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