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A 51-Year-Old Man With Recurrent Bacteremia and Acute Neurologic Symptoms After Being Treated for Presumptive EndocarditisA 51-Year-Old Man With Recurrent Bacteremia

David Lalezari, MD; Jasminka M. Criley, MD, FHM; Nikhil Kapoor, MD; Chester Choi, MD; Alexander Stein, MD
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From the St. Mary Medical Center (Drs Lalezari, Kapoor, Choi, and Stein), Long Beach; the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (Drs Criley, Choi, and Stein), Los Angeles; Cedar Sinai Medical Center (Dr Stein), Los Angeles; and Torrance Memorial (Dr Criley), Torrance, CA.

Correspondence to: David Lalezari, MD, St. Mary Medical Center, Department of Medicine, 1050 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA; e-mail: DrDLalezari@hotmail.com


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Chest. 2013;143(1):262-265. doi:10.1378/chest.11-2841
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