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Listeria monocytogenes endocarditis.
  1. B. D. Sheinman,
  2. T. Evans,
  3. R. Sage


    A fatal case of endocarditis due to Listeria monocytogenes is reported. Case reports of endocarditis due to this organism are rare but indicate a higher mortality than with many other causes of bacterial endocarditis. The size of the problem may be underestimated because the organism has a "diphtheroid' appearance and may be incorrectly dismissed as a contaminant.

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