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Moraxella lacunata: a rare cause of infective endocarditis

Kutleša, Marko and Lepur, Dragan and Klinar, Igor and Rudež, Igor and Vincelj, Josip and Bukovski, Suzana and Baršić, Bruno (2007) Moraxella lacunata: a rare cause of infective endocarditis. Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases, 39 (10). pp. 917-919. ISSN 0036-5548

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    English abstract

    We describe the first case of Moraxella lacunata definite native valve endocarditis in a patient with previously normal mitral valves. The disease was complicated with embolizations of the brain and spleen. After 6 weeks of antimicrobial treatment, valvular replacement was performed. The clinical course and diagnostic findings suggest that Moraxella lacunata possesses high aggressiveness leading to progressive valvular destruction and embolizations.

    Item Type: Article
    MeSH: Endocarditis, Bacterial/complications ; Endocarditis, Bacterial/microbiology ; Female ; Heart Valve Diseases/complications ; Heart Valve Diseases/microbiology ; Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation ; Humans ; Intracranial Embolism/etiology ; Middle Aged ; Mitral Valve/microbiology ; Moraxella/classification ; Moraxella/isolation & purification ; Moraxellaceae Infections/complications ; Moraxellaceae Infections/microbiology
    Divisions: Katedra za infektologiju
    Depositing User: Marijan Šember
    Status: Published
    Kutleša, Marko
    Lepur, Dragan
    Klinar, Igor
    Rudež, Igor
    Vincelj, Josip
    Bukovski, Suzana
    Baršić, Bruno
    Date: 2007
    Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2009
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 18:11
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