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Myocardial abscess and sternal osteomyelitis following myocardial infarction and resuscitation.
  1. R. E. Smith,
  2. J. E. Martin,
  3. P. G. Mills
  1. Department of Cardiology, London Hospital, UK.


    A 58 year old man presented with an anterior myocardial infarction requiring repeated resuscitation. He had impaired glucose tolerance. He died five weeks later and post-mortem examination revealed a myocardial abscess and sternal osteomyelitis due to Staphylococcus aureus. These had not been apparent clinically. The possible aetiology and difficulties in diagnosis are discussed.

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