Rare cause of complicated prosthetic valve endocarditis

  • Priyadarshini Arunakumar
  • Deepa Sasikumar
  • Anoop Ayyappan
  • Vijayan Ganesan
  • Sivasankaran Sivasubramonian


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Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

Conflicts of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CardiologySree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and TechnologyTrivandrumIndia
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and TechnologyTrivandrumIndia

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