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South Med J. 1982 Apr;75(4):508-9.

Bacillus cereus endocarditis involving a prosthetic valve.


A rare case of "late onset' endocarditis due to Bacillus cereus occurred in a 55-year-old man who had a Carpentier-Edwards heterograft valve. Combination therapy with gentamicin and clindamycin was administered as suggested by testing of minimal bactericidal concentrations for these antibiotics. Valve replacement was necessary because of a paravalvular leak. There was no recurrence after six weeks of therapy.

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