Title: Fatal prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Campylobacter fetus
Authors: Peetermans, Willy ×
De Man, F
Moerman, Philippe
Van de Werf, Frans #
Issue Date: Sep-2000
Series Title: The Journal of infection vol:41 issue:2 pages:180-2
Abstract: Campylobacter fetus subspecies fetus has a predilection for vascular endothelium. This report describes a case of a prosthetic valve infective endocarditis due to this microorganism. Despite adequate antibiotic combination treatment, valvular vegetations and perivalvular suppurative complications evolved, leading to valvular dysfunction, heart failure and death. Only three other cases of C. fetus prosthetic valve endocarditis have been described previously. Campylobacter fetus bacteraemia must be considered cautiously, because of the risk of late cardiac or vascular complications.
ISSN: 0163-4453
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Cardiology
Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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