Circulation Journal
Online ISSN : 1347-4820
Print ISSN : 1346-9843
Case Report
Three Fatal Cases of Rapidly Progressive Infective Endocarditis Caused by Staphylococcus Aureus
One Case With Huge Vegetation
Eri MiyataShinji SatohKosuke InokuchiAkemi AsoYoshikuni KimuraShinji YokoyamaEtsuo MoriToshihiro NakamuraTakahiro MatsumotoYusuke FujinoYasuhiro KishiharaKen UdaKoichiro TakemotoToru InoueSuguru NakayamaRyozo KobayashiNoriko UesugiKoji Hiyamuta
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2007 Volume 71 Issue 9 Pages 1488-1491

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Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) infective endocarditis (IE) is a severe disease with a high mortality despite intensive therapy. Three cases of S. aureus IE had a rapidly progressive fatal clinical course despite intensive antimicrobial therapy. One case was methicillin-sensitive S. aureus IE, which formed rapidly growing a huge vegetation on a prosthetic mitral valve, complicated with multiple systemic emboli. The other 2 cases were methicillin-resistant S. aureus IE without any predisposing heart disease. (Circ J 2007; 71: 1488 - 1491)

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