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Staphylococcus lugdunensis infective endocarditis. Description of 10 cases and analysis of native valve, prosthetic valve and pacemaker lead endocarditis clinical profiles
Anguera Camós, Ignasi; Rio Bueno, Anna del; Miró Meda, José M.; Martínez Lacasa, Javier-Tomás; Marco Reverté, Francesc; Gumá, J. R.; Quaglio, G.; Claramonte, X.; 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; De Lazzari, E.; Gatell, José M.
Universitat de Barcelona
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.
2012-03-07
Endocarditis
Infeccions per estafilococs
Estudi de casos
Endocarditis
Staphylococcal infections
Case studies
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