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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 205-207
Aortic Valve Replacement for Infective Endocarditis in a Renal Transplant Recipient


Service de Chirurgie Cardio-vasculaire, Hopital Habib Bourguiba, SFAX, Tunisia

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Sayda Masmoudi
Service de Chirurgie Cardio-vasculaire, Hospital Habib Bourguiba, Route L’Ain Km 05, 3029 – SFAX
Tunisia
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Renal transplant recipients are more prone to developing infections. We report a 37-year old renal transplant recipient who developed infective endocarditis of the aortic valve, heart failure and renal allograft dysfunction. He underwent aortic valve replacement which was followed by improvement in cardiac as well as allograft function.


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