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.
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CLARK H, PATTON RD. Postcardiotomy Endocarditis Due to Neisseria perflava on a Prosthetic Aortic Valve. Ann Intern Med. 1968;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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