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Primary actinomycotic endocarditis: a case report and literature review.

@article{Jitmuang2008PrimaryAE,
  title={Primary actinomycotic endocarditis: a case report and literature review.},
  author={Anupop Jitmuang},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  year={2008},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={
          931-6
        }
}
  • A. Jitmuang
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet
Primary actinomycotic endocarditis is extremely rare. The author reported a case who suffered from endocarditis due to Actinomyces georgiae which the portal of entry for the organism could not be determined The author also reviewed the literature which described similar conditions. In addition, to the author's knowledge, there have been no reported cases of actinomyces georgiae endocarditis. Thus, this is the first report in the world. Clinical features of this rare condition are… 

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