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Circulation Journal
Vol. 71 (2007) No. 9 p. 1488-1491

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http://doi.org/10.1253/circj.71.1488

Case Report

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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