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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 April;39(2):227-8

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Myocardial ­abscess at a dis­tant ­zone from ­the ­active val­vu­lar infec­tion

Romero-Menor C., Espanol I.*, Alcaide F.**, Pena C.***, Casanovas T.*

From ­the Services of Cardiology, *Intensive Care Unit, **Microbiology and ***Infectious Disease Ciutat Sanitaria I Universitaria de Bellvitge, L’Hospitalet de LLobregat, Barcelona, Spain


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A ­case of an infec­tive endo­car­ditis ­with myo­car­dial ­abscess ­due to Streptococcus angi­no­sus at a dis­tant loca­tion ­from ­the ­active val­vu­lar infec­tion is report­ed. We con­clude ­that ­local car­diac sup­pu­ra­tive com­pli­ca­tions ­can ­appear in ­the evo­lu­tion of endo­car­ditis ­caused by ­this vir­u­lent organ­ism.

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