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American Journal of the Medical Sciences:
doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31812f5ad1
Case Reports

Fusobacterium Necrophorum Endocarditis in a Previously Healthy Young Adult

Vedire, Shilpa MD; Alpert, Martin A. MD; Ren, Jie MD; Manian, Farrin A. MD

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Abstract

Infective endocarditis with Fusobacterium necrophorum (F necrophorum) as the sole pathogen has been reported only once previously in an infant. We describe herein a case of F necrophorum endocarditis in a 20-year-old, previously healthy man. This is the first reported case of monomicrobial F necrophorum endocarditis in an adult.

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