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<i>Corynebacterium jeikeium</i> Native Valve Endocarditis Following Femoral Access for Coronary Angiography

Mitchell J. Ross, George Sakoulas, Warren J. Manning, William E. Cohn and Alan Lisbon

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 7, pages e120-e121
Published in print April 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/319592
Corynebacterium jeikeium Native Valve Endocarditis Following Femoral Access for Coronary Angiography

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We present a unique case of rapidly fatal native aortic-valve endocarditis due to Corynebacterium jeikeium, with inoculation as a complication of repeated femoral vascular access for coronary angiography.

Journal Article.  1235 words.  Illustrated.

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

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