Vibrio fetus endocarditis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Vibrio fetus endocarditis occurred in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus receiving azathoprin and prednisone. Blood cultures required 14 days to become positive. The fastidious growth requirement of this organism is reviewed because lack of appreciation of these may result in failure to make the diagnosis. This is the first reported case of Vibrio fetus endocarditis occurring in the setting of a connective tissue disorder and immunosuppressive therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dzau, VJ; Schur, PH; Weinstein, L

Published Date

  • 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 272 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 331 - 334

PubMed ID

  • 1015513

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9629

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00000441-197611000-00010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States