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Corynebacterium endocarditis of a percutaneously placed transcatheter pulmonary valve

  • Jason N. Johnson (a1), Stephen G. Miller (a1) and Andrew J. Lodge (a2)

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We report a case of endocarditis of a transcatheter pulmonary valve-in-valve in a 14-year-old boy with tetralogy of Fallot. He presented with recurrent low-grade fevers, lethargy, and anorexia. Multiple blood cultures grew a gram-positive rod, Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum. He was taken to the operating room for removal of the vegetative endocarditis and pulmonary valve replacement.

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Correspondence to: Dr A. J. Lodge, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3340, Durham, NC 27710, United States of America. Tel: +919 681 2343; Fax: +919 681 4907; E-mail: andrew.lodge@duke.edu

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Corynebacterium endocarditis of a percutaneously placed transcatheter pulmonary valve

  • Jason N. Johnson (a1), Stephen G. Miller (a1) and Andrew J. Lodge (a2)

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