volume 20, issue 3, P222-224 1994
DOI: 10.1007/bf01704706
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Abstract: The risk of infective endocarditis following pulmonary artery catheterisation in patients with sepsis remains unquantified. Although catheter-induced endocardial and valvular injury are well recognised, valve infection is rare. A case of mixed pulmonary valve endocarditis associated with the use of a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) in a patient with multisystem failure following liver trauma is described. This illustrates that diagnosis of infective endocarditis in critically ill patients can be difficult beca…

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