Which history is characteristic of Enterobacter endocarditis?

Updated: Jun 18, 2019
  • Author: Susan L Fraser, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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A case report described a patient with E cloacae endocarditis on a porcine mitral heterograft. An accompanying literature review disclosed 17 additional cases. Two thirds of the patients had underlying cardiac disease; most had mitral valve infection, and 4 patients had concomitant aortic valve involvement. [20]

A few more case reports subsequent to this case series have been published in both English and non-English literature.


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