JAMES M. COHEN, M.D.
To the editor: In the March issue, Dr. Kaye (1) describes various situations in which prophylaxis for infective endocarditis is recommended. As a medical oncologist, I have run into a new category of patient for which no apparent information exists. I currently am caring for a 63-year-old woman who has a prosthetic mitral valve and also metastatic carcinoma of the breast. She had a Port-A-Cath (Pharmacia Hospital Products, Piscataway, New Jersey) inserted and connected to a silastic catheter, which lies within the superior vena cava. On a monthly basis, a Huber needle is inserted through the skin into the Port-A-Cath
COHEN JM. Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis. Ann Intern Med. ;105:299–300. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-2-299_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(2):299-300.
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