The Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery Volume 70, Issue 13 (December 2017)
Japanese

Native Aortic Valve Endocarditis Caused by Nocardia asteroides;Report of a Case Hiroshi Ishitoya 1 , Eiki Sano 1 , Rihito Higashi 1 , Shingo Isshiki 1 , Hideki Sasaki 1 1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ehime Prefectural Central Hospital Keyword: Nocardia , endocarditis , native valve pp.1093-1096
Published Date 2017/12/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.15106/j_kyobu70_1093
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Infection by Nocardia sp. is rare and usually affects immuno-depressed patients, such as those receiving chemotherapy and long-term steroid therapy. Cardiac involvement is uncommon and usually occurs as endocarditis. We present a case of native aortic valve endocarditis caused by Nocardia asteroides. Aortic valve translocation method was chosen because of extensive root infection with major disruption of the aortic annulus. Over 2 years after the surgery, there is no recurrence and no enlargement of the aortic annulus.


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胸部外科
70巻13号 (2017年12月)
電子版ISSN 2432-9436 印刷版ISSN 0021-5252 南江堂

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