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Bacillus cereus endocarditis in native aortic valve

Ngow, Harris Abdullah and Wan Khairina, Wan Mohd Nowalid (2012) Bacillus cereus endocarditis in native aortic valve. Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy. ISSN 1341-321X

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Bacillus cereus endocarditis is rare. It has been implicated in immunocompromised individuals, especially in intravenous drug users as well as in those with a cardiac prosthesis. The patient was a 31-year-old ex-intravenous drug addict with a past history of staphylococcal pulmonary valve endocarditis, who presented with symptoms of decompensated cardiac failure. Echocardiography showed severe aortic regurgitation with an oscillating vegetation seen on the right coronary cusp of the aortic valve. The blood cultures grew Bacillus cereus. We report this as a rare case of Bacillus cereus endocarditis affecting a native aortic valve

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4393/25007
Uncontrolled Keywords: Endocarditis � Bacillus cereus � Aortic valve � Echocardiography
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Associate Professor Dr Harris Ngow Abdullah
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2012 09:19
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2012 09:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/25007

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