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Infective Endocarditis due to Fusobacterium nucleatum in an Intravenous Drug Abuser

  • G. Weber
  • A. Borer
  • K. Riesenberg
  • F. Schlaeffer
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Abstract

 Infective endocarditis due to anaerobic non-spore-forming gram-negative bacilli in intravenous drug abusers is exceedingly rare, with only two cases being previously reported in the literature. A case of endocarditis due to Fusobacterium nucleatum in an intravenous drug abuser is reported, accompanied by a review of the literature.

Keywords

Endocarditis Infective Endocarditis Intravenous Drug Drug Abuser Fusobacterium Nucleatum 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Weber
    • 1
  • A. Borer
    • 1
  • K. Riesenberg
    • 2
  • F. Schlaeffer
    • 2
  1. 1.Infectious Diseases Institute, Soroka Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, IsraelIL
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine E, Soroka Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, IsraelIL

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