Journal Article

<i>Nocardia asteroides</i> Native Valve Endocarditis

Ashley Watson, Peter French and Michael Wilson

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 4, pages 660-661
Published in print February 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/318712
Nocardia asteroides Native Valve Endocarditis

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A 39-year-old man with a history of injection drug abuse was given a diagnosis of Nocardia asteroides native aortic valve endocarditis, and he required valve replacement therapy, despite having received potent antimicrobial therapy. This is the first reported proven case of native valve endocarditis due to Nocardia species.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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