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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2014;87(5): 589-592.
가성동맥류를 동반한 Haemophilus parainfluenzae 인공판막 심내막염
정지현, 김학령, 김혜미, 이학승, 김지혜, 최홍미, 조주희
서울대학교 의과대학 보라매병원 순환기내과
A Case of Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis with Pseudoaneurysm Formation Caused by Haemophilus parainfluenzae
Ji-Hyun Jung, Hack-Lyoung Kim, Hyue Mee Kim, Hak Seung Lee, Chee Hae Kim, Hong-Mi Choi, Joo-Hee Zo
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Hack-Lyoung Kim ,Tel: +82-2-870-3235, Fax: +82-2-831-0714, Email: khl2876@gmail.com
Received: October 14, 2013;   Revised: December 19, 2013;   Accepted: December 23, 2013.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/bync/3.0/) which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
ABSTRACT
Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) caused by Haemophilus parainfluenzae (H. parainfluenzae) is very rare. Here, we report a case of H. parainfluenzae PVE that developed following the Bentall procedure complicated by a pseudoaneurysm and cerebral emboli. A diagnosis was delayed in this case because of the slow-growing nature of the organism and the unusual clinical presentation.
Keywords: Aneurysm, False; Endocarditis; Haemophilus parainfluenzae; Heart valve prosthesis
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