Atrio-ventricular shuntinfections and endocarditis due to Staphylococcus epidermidis.

J. Verhoef, P. K. Peterson, D. N. Williams, M. Laverdiere, L. D. Sabath

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Two groups of patients (with endocarditis and with atrioventricular shunt infections due to Staphylococcus epidermidis) are presented together with analysis of the causative agents by bio- and phage-typing. Additionally phagocytic function of polymorphonuclear leukocytes of selected patients was investigated but no decreased phagocytic function was found. A possible way of treatment is discussed.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)95-100
Number of pages6
JournalZentralblatt fur Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene - Erste Abteilung Originale - Reihe A: Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Parasitologie
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1978


  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial/im [Immunology]
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial/mi [Microbiology]
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neutrophils/im [Immunology]
  • Phagocytosis
  • Postoperative Complications/mi [Microbiology]
  • Staphylococcal Infections/im [Immunology]
  • Staphylococcal Infections/mi [Microbiology]
  • Staphylococcus/cl [Classification]
  • Staphylococcus/im [Immunology]

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