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Nocardial endocarditis of an aortic valve prosthesis.
  1. G Ertl,
  2. K P Schaal,
  3. K Kochsiek


    The organism responsible for endocarditis of a prosthetic aortic valve was identified as Nocardia asteroides. The patient was treated with intravenous amikacin (250 mg four times a day) and intravenous imipenem (1.5 g four times a day). The valve was replaced under this new antibiotic regimen. This is the first report of survival after prosthetic valve nocardiosis.

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