Staphylococcus lugdunensis endocarditis: A complication of vasectomy?

Fernando C. Fervenza, Gail E. Contreras, Kirk N. Garratt, James M. Steckelberg

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Three cases of Staphylococcus lugdunensis endocarditis have been reported in patients with a history of vasectomy preceding the development of endocarditis. We describe a new case of a 39-year-old man who developed infective endocarditis due to S lugdunensis after vasectomy. He was successfully treated with a 7-week course of intravenous antibiotics and subsequently underwent mitral valve reconstruction for severe mitral regurgitation. The present case further supports an association between vasectomy and S lugdunensis endocarditis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1227-1230
Number of pages4
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1999

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