[Endocarditis due to Corynebacterium diphtheriae cause by contact with intravenous drugs: report of 5 cases].

Abstract

The clinical features of 5 patients with invasive disease due to nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae are presented. 4 patients had proven left sided endocarditis, and one had probable endocarditis of the mitral valve. 4 patients were intravenous drug abusers, and one had a girl friend who was also an iv-drug abuser. Only one patient had antibodies… (More)

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