Endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus warneri on a normal aortic valve following vasectomy

M. Dan, G. J.R. Marien, G. Goldsand

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Abstract

Endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus warneri and necessitating valve replacement occurred in a previously healthy 32-year-old patient following vasectomy. No sign of an underlying valvular defect was noted during the operation. S. warneri is a recently identified species of coagulase-negative staphylococci. Endocarditis caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci is uncommon in young, healthy patients with normal heart valves and has not previously been described as a complication of vasectomy. Similarly, infections caused by S. warneri have not previously been described in humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-213
Number of pages3
JournalCMAJ
Volume131
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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