Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-4249
Zinkernagel, A S; Speck, R F; Ruef, C; Zingg, W; Berger-Bachi, B; Springer, B (2005). Rapidly destructive staphylococcus epidermidis endocarditis. Infection, 33(3):148-150.
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A 29-year-old man with rapidly destructive Staphylococcus epidermidis endocarditis after mitral valve reconstruction is presented. Resistance to rifampin and teicoplanin occurred during antibiotic treatment resulting in clinical failure and valve destruction. Subsequently, the patient was successfully treated, by combining valve replacement with antibiotic therapy including quinupristin/dalfopristin, levofloxacin, and vancomycin. In conclusion, S. epidermidis can cause rapid valve destruction with large vegetations, and combination of surgery and antibiotic therapy may be necessary.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Microbiology|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
|Deposited On:||26 Mar 2009 15:47|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 20:19|
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