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A Practical Approach to Detect a Fastidious but Virulent Microorganism in Infective Endocarditis of Children: Cooperation


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Abiotrophia defectiva previously classified as nutritionally variant streptococcus is a fastidious Gram-positive bacteria that was described in 1995 (1). Little is known about the pathogenesis and clinical presentation of this organism in children (2). Abiotrophia endocarditis (AE) is very rare in children without underlying heart disease (3).


03 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 26 Nov, 2015


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Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Complicated by Right and Left Sided Endocarditis, R → L – Shunt and Congestive Cardiac Failure

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013
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