Section 60
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Infective endocarditis caused by Pseudomonas stutzeri in a patient with Marfan syndrome: Case report and brief literature review

Shalabi, A.; Ehrlich, T.; Schäfers, H-Joachim.; Becker, Sören.L.

Idcases 10: 22-25


ISSN/ISBN: 2214-2509
PMID: 28831383
DOI: 10.1016/j.idcr.2017.07.010
Accession: 059855424

Invasive infections due to Pseudomonas stutzeri have rarely been described and mainly occur in immunocompromised individuals. We report a case of infective endocarditis caused by P. stutzeri after previous cardiac surgery in a Lebanese patient with Marfan syndrome. We review the literature and conclude that this pathogen may be of particular medical relevance in the Mediterranean Basin.

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