Successful treatment of infective endocarditis caused by Listeria monocytogenes in a patient after previous open-heart surgery (clinical case)

Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2019; 21(4):366-368

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Clinical Case

Abstract

Listeriosis has a variety of clinical manifestations from febrile gastroenteritis to bacteremia, sepsis, meningoencephalitis and infective endocarditis with valvular heart disease. In this report, we present a rare case of successful treatment of infective endocarditis of the mitral valve due to Listeria monocytogenes after previous open-heart surgery.

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