Recurrent prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus aureus colonizing skin lesions in severe atopic dermatitis.

@article{Yamamoto2007RecurrentPV,
  title={Recurrent prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus aureus colonizing skin lesions in severe atopic dermatitis.},
  author={Takeshi Yamamoto and Kenji Yodogawa and Satoshi Wakita and Michio Ogano and Miwa Tokita and Yasuo Miyagi and Naoki Sato and Takashi G. Nitta and Keiji Tanaka and Teruo Takano},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 9},
  pages={
          571-3
        }
}
Infective endocarditis, a serious infection most commonly affecting rheumatic or prosthetic valves, generally occurs after bacteremia. Atopic dermatitis, a very common disease, carries a high prevalence of skin infections, particularly with Staphylococcus aureus. While cutaneous colonization by S. aureus represents an important source of bacteremia, few cases of infective endocarditis arising from the skin lesions of atopic dermatitis have been reported. We describe a patient with recurrent S… CONTINUE READING

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