Corynebacterium endocarditis of a percutaneously placed transcatheter pulmonary valve.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a case of endocarditis of a transcatheter pulmonary valve-in-valve in a 14-year-old boy with tetralogy of Fallot. He presented with recurrent low-grade fevers, lethargy, and anorexia. Multiple blood cultures grew a gram-positive rod, Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum. He was taken to the operating room for removal of the vegetative endocarditis and pulmonary valve replacement.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Johnson, JN; Miller, SG; Lodge, AJ

Published Date

  • October 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 932 - 934

PubMed ID

  • 24103793

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-1107

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/S1047951113001492


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England