Prosthetic-valve endocarditis due to Listeria monocytogenes

R. H. Breyer, E. N. Arnett, T. L. Spray, W. C. Roberts

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Clinical and necropsy observations in the case of a patient with prosthetic-valve endocarditis due to Listeria monocytogenes are presented. Although rare cases of L. monocytogenes infection of natural cardiac valves have been reported, this represents the first known case of infection of a prosthetic cardiac valve by this organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-187
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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