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Title: Staphylococcus lugdunensis infective endocarditis. Description of 10 cases and analysis of native valve, prosthetic valve and pacemaker lead endocarditis clinical profiles
Author: Anguera Camós, Ignasi
Rio, Ana del
Miró Meda, José M.
Martínez Lacasa, Javier-Tomás
Marco Reverté, Francesc
Gumá, J. R.
Quaglio, G.
Claramonte, Xavier
Moreno Camacho, Ma. Asunción
Mestres Lucio, Carlos-Alberto
Mauri, E.
Azqueta, Manuel
Benito Hernández, M. Natividad de
García de la Mària, Cristina
Almela, M. (Manel)
Jiménez Expósito, María Jesús
Sued, Omar
Lazzari, Elisa de
Gatell, José M.
Keywords: Endocarditis
Infeccions per estafilococs
Estudi de casos
Staphylococcal infections
Case studies
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: BMJ Group
Abstract: bolism. Surgery was needed in 51% of cases and mortality was 42%. Prosthetic valve endocarditis (nine of 60, 13%) predominated in the aortic position and was associated with abscess formation, required surgery, and high mortality (78%). Pacemaker lead IE (seven of 69, 10%) is associated with a better prognosis when antibiotic treatment is combined with surgery. Conclusions:S lugdunensis IE is an uncommon cause of IE, involving mainly native left sided valves, and it is characterised by an aggressive clinical course. Mortality in left sided native valve IE is high but the prognosis has improved in recent years. Surgery has improved survival in left sided IE and, therefore, early surgery should always be considered. Prosthetic valve S lugdunensis IE carries an ominous prognosis.
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It is part of: Heart, 2005, vol. 91, núm. 2, p. 1-7
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ISSN: 1355-6037
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