Myocardial abscess due to Klebsiella pneumoniae complicating acute infarction.

@article{Maslow1984MyocardialAD,
  title={Myocardial abscess due to Klebsiella pneumoniae complicating acute infarction.},
  author={M J Maslow and J M Reitano and H A Schnall and Alan Shah and Michael S. Simberkoff and James J. Rahal},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={1984},
  volume={287 1},
  pages={58-60}
}
A case is described in which Klebsiella pneumoniae urosepsis associated with acute myocardial infarction resulted in myocardial abscess and papillary muscle rupture. The diagnosis was made during surgery for mitral valve replacement. The patient improved after therapy with cefotaxime; however, cardiac rupture occurred on the sixth postoperative day. The… CONTINUE READING