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Propionibacterium acnes causing an aortic root abscess
  1. S M Horner,
  2. M F Sturridge,
  3. R H Swanton
  1. Department of Cardiology, Middlesex Hospital, Mortimer Street, London
  2. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Middlesex Hospital, Mortimer Street, London


    A case of endocarditis caused by Propionibacterium acnes associated with an aortic root abscess is presented. This supports the current opinion that aortic root abscesses are not necessarily associated with microorganisms of high virulence.

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