Prosthetic valve/conduit infection caused by Cardiobacterium valvarum

  title={Prosthetic valve/conduit infection caused by Cardiobacterium valvarum},
  author={Matthew J Hoffman and Bryan D. Macrie and Babafeni O Taiwo and Chunfang Qi},
In February 2009, a 28-year-old female was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, with reports of soaking night sweats over the prior 3 months, without associated fever or weight loss. The patient had a medical history significant for truncus arteriosus. She had initial corrective surgery in 1981 involving a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit with porcine pulmonic valve, as well as ventricular septal defect repair. She underwent conduit replacements in 1984… CONTINUE READING

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