VICENTE MORAGUES, M.D.; W. A. D. ANDERSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa (B. pyocyaneus) is a common saprophyte of the skin and gastrointestinal tract.1 That it may also inhabit the urinary tract is suggested by its occasional isolation from the blood stream following urological operations.2, 3 Being potentially pathogenic, it may invade from any of its usual locations, and cause serious localized or widespread infection. In rare instances localization on a heart valve has resulted in rapidly fatal acute endocarditis. Review of the literature shows only two such cases reported in this country4, 5 and four in German medical literature.6, 7, 8, 9
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MORAGUES V, ANDERSON WAD. ENDOCARDITIS DUE TO PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:146–154. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-1-146
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(1):146-154.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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