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Bacterial Endocarditis Due to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(5):814-817. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-55-5-814
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With the widespread use of antibiotics an increase in the incidence of blood stream invasion by Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been noted (1). It is not surprising, therefore, that an increased number of cases of endocarditis due to this organism have been reported in the past few years.

To date, 12 patients with bacterial endocarditis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa have been reported in the American literature; seven of these patients have been reported in the past eight years. Pre-existing heart disease, either congenital or rheumatic, was found in ten of these patients. All five of the patients with congenital heart disease


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