Author(s): Lehmann V, Knutsen SB, Ragnhildstveit E, Skagseth E, Solberg CO
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Abstract A 51-year-old previously healthy man developed endocarditis with low grade fever, aortic insufficiently and multiple arterial emboli. An atypical strain of Pasteurella multocida was isolated from each of 3 consecutive blood cultures. Protracted treatment with high doses of penicillin G was necessary to eradicate the infection. Following resection of the damaged aortic valves and implantation of a valve prosthesis, the patient recovered. P. multocida should be regarded as one of the possible causes of subacute bacterial endocarditis.
This article was published in Scand J Infect Dis
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports