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ABSTRACT: Prosthetic valve and pacemaker lead endocarditis by Staphylococcus lugdunensis remain very rare, while the former is associated with an ominous prognosis. Two cases involving a prosthetic aortic valve and a pacemaker lead, respectively, are reported. Despite disease severity and delayed diagnosis, patients recovered fully with combined antimicrobial and surgical treatment.
Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease 12/2010; 68(4):445-8. · 2.45 Impact Factor