HUGH CLARK, M.D.; ROBERT D. PATTON, M.D.
The first case of bacterial endocarditis due to Neisseria perflava after placement of a graft in the ascending aorta and a prosthetic aortic valve is presented. Sudden death due to a suture break of the graft allowed documentation of a vegetation on the prosthetic valve ring. The potential danger of organisms ordinarily of low pathogenicity in postcardiotomy endocarditis is stressed.
CLARK H, PATTON RD. Postcardiotomy Endocarditis Due to Neisseria perflava on a Prosthetic Aortic Valve. Ann Intern Med. ;68:386–389. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-2-386
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(2):386-389.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease, Valvular Heart Disease.
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